"April 23, 1877."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, Lives of Great Americans, no. 13.
In original paper wrappers in colors.
Publisher's imprint on cover reads: Beadle and Adams, 98 William Street, New York.
"An odd picture of Grant with a long beard, and very similar to one appearing in Harper's Weekly about the same time, is given on the wrapper. This portrait has been said to be one of Stonewall Jackson dressed by the engraver in a Union uniform, but more probably it is a picture produced for the publishers by the imagination of the artist. Until Brady took Grant's photograph, March 9, 1864, there were few portraits of him, and his features were entirely unknown in New York, Washington, and the East. The photograph did not have a wide distribution at first, and since a mole appears in the picture on the right side of Grant's face, it is probable that the drawing was made from a verbal description by someone who had met him."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 369, no. 15.