Condition: Good: Good condition for a 120 year old used book! Some wear. Green cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in light green, gilt and rust, deckled top text block edges with top edge in gilt. Lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, minor spotting to back cover with minor dye lightening at bottom rear corner. Firm binding, clean interior. Lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Tints, borders and headlines in color. Includes 48 half tone photo illustrations from the play, including frontispiece. Previous owner's name and nameplate inside front cover, See images for the condition of this book. This book is gorgeous and the photos amazing. This would be a beautiful addition to any collection.
Blurb: The Players Edition. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) by Lew Wallace is one of the most popular and beloved 19th century American novels. This faithful New Testament tale combines the events of the life of Jesus with grand historical spectacle in the exciting story of Judah of the House of Hur, a man who finds extraordinary redemption for himself and his family. A classic of faith, fortitude, and inspiration.