Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6.75” to 7.75” tall, 600 pp. Good +. Item #17070308
Lewis “Lew” Wallace (1827-1905) was an American Union general as well as author of the famous novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ”. Wallace’s first novel, “The Fair God” is a retelling of Cortez’s conquest of Mexico and was based on William H. Prescott’s “History of the Conquest of Mexico”. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in green cloth with gilt decoration on the front cover with the same illustration blind embossed on the back, gilt lettering and illustration on the spine, brown coated endpapers; pagination: (i)-xiv, 1-586, duodecimo size (approximately 7.5" tall). ***CONDITION: Better than good, with clean binding, the gilt bright and unfaded, square and strong text block, solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, entirely free of prior owner markings; the corners somewhat rubbed, wear to the head and tail of the spine with some loss, the text block edges slightly soiled. ***CITATION: BAL 20796, First Printing, Binding State A. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.