New York: Harper & Brothers, Ca. 1870; 1928. Ephemera. Two items of interest to Ulysses S. Grant aficionados, a striking engraved post Civil War portrait of the General turned president, and a pamphlet entitled 'Life of Gen. U.S. Grant, Description of Tomb" by George D. Burnside.
Grant served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. Considered a national hero for his role as commander of US armies, after the Civil War Grant worked on the thorny issues of Reconstruction, trying to reconcile North and South while also working to protect the rights of newly freed slaves.
Burnside, author of the pamphlet, was the caretaker of Grant's Tomb for 33 years and provided daily maintenance and repair, as well as serving as tour guide and coordinator of visitation, which sparked him to produce this pamphlet. Grant's tomb became part of the US National Park Service in 1959.
The portrait of U.S. Grant engraved by H. B. Hall's Sons and published by Selmar Hess. 7.5 x 10.5", b&w, very clean. Pamphlet, 12mo, pp, 20pp, 3 b&w plates, staple bound, grey card covers. OCLC: 12956469. Very good condition. Item #23387