1885 Rare Victorian Book - Ben-Hur : A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
Author : Lew Wallace
Title : Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
Publisher : London, Ward Lock & Co, no date (circa 1885).
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : 422 pages
Binding : Very good original cloth with an attractive decorative panelling (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (tight, some foxing and staining throughout - as shown).
The book : Rare and very attractive edition of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ - a novel by Lew Wallace published by Harper and Brothers on November 12, 1880, and considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century". It became a best-selling American novel, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) in sales. A rare find in such a exquisite binding!
The Author : Lewis Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author from Indiana. Among his novels and biographies, Wallace is best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), a bestselling novel that has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century."
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