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10-Volume Set of the “Shoulder Strap Set” Civil War General’s Memoirs

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The complete 10 volume set of the “Shoulder Strap Set” Civil War General’s Memoirs including two of the salesman copies PLUS two additional books of the time that were made to look like the “Shoulder Strap Set” by other publishing houses. This is a compilation of first edition and second edition set (see edition details in the set summary listing below).

Published by Mark Twain’s publishing house. The books are in very good condition* with no cracks in the inside hinges, no missing or loose pages, no foxing noted, and minimal shelf wear. Spines and covers are bright as shown in the pictures. See pictures for full condition. Feel free to message if you have any questions or would like to see more pictures.

The 10-Volume Set of the “Shoulder Strap Set” Civil War General’s Memoirs includes the following volumes:

• Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant – Two volume set
        Volume 1 – 584 pages with publication year of 1885 – 1st Edition
        Volume 2 – 647 pages with publication year of 1892 – 2nd Edition
• Personal Memoirs of Gen’L W.T. Sherman – Two volume set
        Volume 1 – 455 pages with publication year of 1891 – 2nd Edition
        Volume 2 – 604 pages with publication year of 1891 – 2nd Edition
• Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan – Two volume set
        Volume 1 – 500 pages with publication year of 1888 – 1st Edition
        Volume 2 – 486 pages with publication year of 1888 – 1st Edition
• McClellan’s Own Story
        678 pages with publication year of 1887 – 1st Edition
• Tenting on the Plains
        702 pages with publication year of 1889 – 2nd Edition
• Reminiscences of Winfield Scott Hancock
        340 pages with publication year of 1887 – 1st Edition
• Genesis of the Civil War
        486 pages with publication year of 1887 – 1st Edition
        Both inside covers have newpaper clippings attached name plate
        CDV photo of Major Anderson attached inside front cover

There are four additional books included with this set of ten “Shoulder Strap” volumes. They include these four titles:

1)  Salesman copy of McClellan’s Own Story. Shows the different formats that the book was published in.
2)  Salesman copy of Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan. Shows the different formats that the book was published in.
3)  Grant in Peace by Adam Badeau
        591 pages with publication year of 1888 – 2nd Edition
        This book was made by it’s publisher to look like the “Shoulder Strap” set.
        This book needs new endsheets. Other than that, the book is in very good condition.*
4)  Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Allen Thorndike Rice
        656 pages with publication year of 1886 – 2nd Edition
        This book was also made by it’s publisher to look like the “Shoulder Strap” set.
        It is in very good condition* with no cracks in the inside hinges, no missing or loose pages, and no foxing noted.

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*This set has not been professionally graded.
**The eagle bookends are for display only and are not included in this sale.

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