Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace (1880) hardcover book


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Lew Wallace - Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1880. Early printing. Dedication is "to the wife of my youth who still abides with me." Hardcover. 12mo. 560pp. Poor condition. No dust jacket. Previous owner inscription to the front paste-down (see photos). Front end-page is ripped at its upper edge (see photos). Staining to lower edge of rear board (see photos). Minor separation of the text-block from the spine. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to the outer/inner boards, end-papers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge. Some staining to pages of text-block.

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