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    Lew Wallace Autograph Ben-Hur Quotation Signed. On card stock, 4.5" x 3.5", November 16, 1887, Crawfordsville, Indiana. Toned with light staining; fine.

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    Lew Wallace, Union Civil War general, governor of the New Mexico territory, and author, is best known for his 1880 novel of historical fiction, Ben-Hur (made into an Academy Award winning film in 1959 staring Charlton Heston). Written from Wallace's hometown of Crawfordsville, this quotation, from that book is about Queen Ne-Ne-Hofra: "Each year of her life was the beginning of a new song more delightful than any of those which went before. Ben-Hur. 301."

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