1952 Hardcover Book, The Silver Chalice, Thomas B. Costain, First Edition, Literature, Fiction, Novel, Historical Fiction
A hardcover fictional novel by Thomas B. Costain. It is entitled The Silver Chalice. This is a 1952 First Edition. The book's hardcover is blue cloth with the title in silver on a black square on the spine.
The Silver Chalice is the fictional story of the making of a silver chalice to hold the Holy Grail (itself here fused with the Holy Chalice) and includes 1st century biblical and historical figures: Luke, Joseph of Arimathea, Simon Magus and his companion Helena, and the apostle Peter. Two years after its publication, Warner Bros. released a feature adaptation of the book. The film starred Paul Newman, in his first studio role, as Basil the craftsman. First published in 1952, this classic recounts the story of Basil, a young silversmith, who is commissioned by the apostle Luke to fashion a holder for the cup Jesus used at the Last Supper. The Silver Chalice was a top best-selling fiction title of 1953 in the United States, atop the New York Times Best Seller List from September 7, 1952, to March 8, 1953, and remaining 64 weeks on the list until October 25, 1953.
Thomas Bertram Costain (1885 – 1965) was a Canadian journalist who became a best-selling author of historical novels at the age of 57.
8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Blue Cloth Cover
Copyright 1952 First Edition
Published by Doubleday & Company -- 1952
This book is in Good condition. The book has no rips or tears. The binding is completely tight and the pages are slightly yellowed with age. There is some staining to the front cover, no dust cover, and there is no writing or marks in the book.
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