Boston: Little, Brown and Company , 1954. First edition. Hardcover. 201 pp. Bound in navy blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine in a teal dust jacket. Price of $3.00 on the front flap of the dust jacket. The Library of America Biography. Edited by Oscar Handlin. Inscribed by Bruce Catton (on the free front endpaper) to Arnold Gates a Lincoln and Civil War historian in his own right. During his career Gates was an editor of book reviews at the Lincoln Herald, a member of the Civil War Round Table of New York, and contributed material to a plethora of books and anthologies on his historical specialties. Gates also collected autographs from authors for much of his life, and had correspondence with several of them, including Andre Norton. Syracuse University "Arnold Gates Collection of Andre Norton Correspondence". A fascinating association copy of Catton's fifth book, a biography covering U.S. Grant's career in the military and as a president of the United States. Very Good / Very Good. Item #00007548
A Very Good book with a former owner's name, city, and date written on the front pastedown (obscured by the front flap of the dust jacket) with minor bumping to the corners in a Very Good dust jacket with a few traces of edge wear and faint toning to the spine panel.