Ulysses S. Grant 1864 Civil War era pictorial juvenile gilt decorative bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Civil War, Ulysses Grant, Biography, Children's Book, Illustrated Books).
The Tanner-Boy and How He Became Lieutenant-General, by Major Penniman.
Published 1864, Boston by Roberts Brothers, Publishers.
316 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontis protected by original tissue guard + three full page wood engraved plates.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt pictorial spine decorations, gilt title lettering, embossed ruled covers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition. Book actually looks nicer in person than it does on the screen, nicer than typical for publishers pictorial gilt spines of this era.
Binding lightly surface soiled, lightly age rubbed, gilt spine remains bright and attractive, cloth well preserved, lacks front free end paper, remains overall very attractive as a book issued during the Civil War.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 5" W.