MEMOIRS...WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, With a Appendix, Bringing His Life Down to its Closing Scenes, also a Personal Tribute and Critique of the Memoirs, by Hon. James G. Blaine

(New York: Charles L. Webster, 1892).

AN VERY CLEAN AND HANDSOME SET OF THE SHOULDER STRAP ISSUE, SCARCE SUCH, and an uncommon title in the Great War series (uniform with the MEMOIRS OF U. S. GRANT). A contemporary reviewer in the Atlantic Monthly said, "His book is such as our knowledge of him prepared us to expect, and it is a treat....His style is characteristic of the man. It is absolutely free from rhetorical ornament, and it does not hesitate to be colloquial in the extreme, but it is admirable in its clearness and directness.....he appends a concluding chapter on the military lessons of the war, which is full of knowledge, wisdom, and sound sense." An important record of inestimable historical importance. Item #30281

2 volumes. First edition as part of the Great War “Shoulder Strap” edition, the revised, corrected and complete edition as noted. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 15 folding maps and 4 other portraits. Tall, thick 8vo, original dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and upper covers, the spines with the "Shoulder Strap" amulets in black and gold. 455, [7 ads]; 604 pp. A very bright and handsome set, the cloth rich and dark with bright gilt, the hinges strong with clean endpapers, internally fresh with no spotting or foxing whatsoever. The folding maps and books appear never to have been opened, an especially well preserved set.

Price: $650.00