In Nine Volumes, With General Ulysses S. Grant's Bookplates in Each

    [Walter Scott] John Gibson Lockhart. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    First edition, thus ("A New Edition"). Nine small octavo volumes. Engraved title pages.

    Half-bound in gilt-stamped calf and marbled boards. Morocco labels and raised bands. All edges and endpapers marbled. Light wear and rubbing to edges and boards. An attractive, tight set of books. Very good.

    The front pastedown of each volume has a bookplate which reads ""Lieut. Gen. U. S. Grant. Citizens of Boston, January 1, 1886." with a seal of Bostonia printed in the center. The city of Boston presented Ulysses S. Grant with a large collection of literary works in appreciation for his service to the country. Grant wrote back: "The kind expression of confidence conveyed on the note announcing this valuable and substantial present will be preserved by me as possessing an extrinsic value beyond that of goods which can be bought with money." From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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