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Ben Hur

Lew Wallace

Editorial: Frederick Warne, London, 1892
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, Estados Unidos de America)

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A very good copy of the 2nd issue of the 1st English edition of Ben Hur. copyright in London was circa 1885 with Warne, first published in America by Harpers in 1880. Note this is a special copy, in period gilt green calf extra, the only known copy in presentation binding. Warne & Co. Ben-Hur is a story of two very different heroes. Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of Jerusalem, is involved in an accident to the Roman procurator which is taken to be intentional. He is seized and sent to the fleet as a galley-slave, while his family is imprisoned and the family goods confiscated. When Ben-Hur saves the fleet captain from drowning after his ship is sunk in a fight with pirates, that officer adopts him as son and heir. With Roman training, Ben-Hur distinguishes himself in the arena and the palistrae and appears to be on the way to high military command. With the help of a faithful family retainer and a generous Arab sheik, Ben-Hur is enabled to take part in a widely touted chariot race, where one of the other charioteers is the boyhood friend who connived to punish him for the accident and split his estate. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 1000940

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Título: Ben Hur

Editorial: Frederick Warne, London

Año de publicación: 1892

Encuadernación: 3/4 Gilt Calf Extra

Condición del libro: Very Good

Edición: 2nd English Edition.

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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