555
555
(Clemens, Samuel L.)
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT
555
(Clemens, Samuel L.)
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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(Clemens, Samuel L.)

Lew Wallace. Ben-Hur. A Tale of the Christ. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1880

In 8s (6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.; 170 x 115 mm). Faint dampstaining along top margin. Publisher's green pebbled cloth, beveled edges, brown coated endpapers, spine lettered gilt; rebacked with original spine laid down, front free endpaper torn and a trifle frayed, hinges reinforced.


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Provenance

Samuel L. Clemens

Literature

BAL 20798 (later issue with the title-page undated and the dedication in one line); not in Gribben

Catalogue Note

Samuel Clemens's copy, inscribed on the flyleaf:  "S. L. Clemens | Hartford, 1881." Gribben only records two later editions of the book (one inscribed by Clemens and dated 1900).

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York