Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ by Lew. Wallace and 49 similar items

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Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ by Lew. Wallace Harper 1905, w/letter and signature

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Year Printed
Lew. Wallace
Place of Publication
New York
Religious, Inspirational
Religion & Spirituality

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Ben-Hur by General Lew Wallace New York: Harpers, 1904 Hardback book in decorated boards in bright gold stamping. Book is near fine, solid with unbroken endpapers and clean pages and text. This copy has a letter laid into the book by a book dealer in Crawfordsville, Indiana dated Feb. 18, 1905 explainingwhy he could not provide a signed book to a client and that General Wallace's funeral was happening at that very hour as he was writing the letter. In lieu of not being able to provide a signed copy of Ben-Hur, the book dealer, who was apparently close to Mrs. Wallace, has tipped in a signature of General Wallace across the title page as shown to present to the client. An interesting piece of ephemera and association with this book. Ben-Hur has been filmed in at least two major movies. The book is a later printing. The first edition of Ben-Hur was published in 1880. This is a very nice copy.
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