Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace (1880) hardcover book


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Lew Wallace - Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

New York: Harpers, 1880. Early printing of the first edition (lacking the 1880 date on the title page and having the two-line dedication) issued between 1880 and 1883. Hardcover. 12mo. Blue cloth binding. 560 pp. Good condition. Light scuffing to boards at spine tips, forecorners. Spatter stain pattern (non-penetrating) to upper textblock edge. Very clean copy.

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