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Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ by  Lew Wallace - First Edition - 1880 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 008593)

Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ

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Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ

by Wallace, Lew

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  • Hardcover
  • First
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Very Good Minus/No Jacket, As Issued
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1880. SCARCE. True First Edition, in publisher's cadet blue-gray cloth with floral decorations on the front cover, spine, and back cover, most likely issued in an edition of only 1000 copies. In addition to the correct binding, all other issue points correct, with the date on the title page, the first issue dedication "To The Wife Of My Youth" in two lines and "be-became" on p. 11, lines 37-38. Very Good Minus, 1/4" loss to cloth at spine ends, cloth darkened and soiled, edges rubbed, period prior owner book plate front paste down, some pages with spotting, toning, and soiling, not affecting legibility. Binding sound, a collectible copy. Basis for the classic epic film of 1959, starring Charlton Heston, the winner of 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Laid in is a publisher's cabinet card of Lew Wallace, compliments of the Bowen-Merrill Company, undated, circa 1893, as last title listed for Wallace is "The Prince of India". The card Very Good, 2 chips front edge, stain at bottom edge, toning. "Lew Wallace: Soldier, Statesman & Scholar", Roger C. Adams, BAL 20798. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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bookseller
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
008593
Title
Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ
Author
Wallace, Lew
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good Minus
Jacket condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1880
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Film;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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