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Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. The Wallace Memorial Edition

Ben-Hur A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. Harper Brothers. The Wallace Memorial Edition Limited to 1,000,000 copies. (1908). 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" 560 page Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Chipping and wear to the edges and wear along the spine and dj joints. Bumping to the top of the dj. Otherwise, no large unusual folds or creases. No large tears. No clips. No large missing pieces. Not price-clipped but with no published price. There is a 25 cent price on the front flap of the dust jacket, but that is for a special price to order an "enlarged reproduction of the world's famous painting, "The Chariot Race from Ben Hur"", which measured 23 1/2" high and 34" wide. I doubt they would honor that special today. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Hardcover with bright gilt lettering on the front cover and spine and black lining. Front and back end papers each depicting an event in Christ's life. Light cover edge wear. Light tanning to the top parts of the first and last pages.  No other previous owner markings.  No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. JE02a