BenHur: A Tale of the Christ.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1880. First edition, first issue. Small 8vo. 552pp + 12pp advertisements. Tan polished calf with double gilt border to boards, gilt ruled decoration to board edges and inner edges of paste downs. Gilt edges. Title label in red leather to spine. Spine richly gilt, 6 compartments. BOUND BY Bayntun, Bath. Original cloth from boards and spine mounted at rear. 

First issue points: Publishing date to title page, «To The Wife of my Youth» on dedication page, 12 pp. advertisements. The first issue grey cloth bound in.

INSCRIBED  by Wallace to title page. 

An attractive copy!

kr 15000 ,-

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