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Uncle Tom's Cabin (2 volume set) by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1st Edition - 1852 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and

Uncle Tom's Cabin (2 volume set)

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Condition: Near Fine/Fine

John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852 First Editions, First Printings with NO mention of printings on the title pages and bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. Both books are in great shape. This TRUE FIRST EDITION, bound in two volumes has minor wear to the spine and panels. The pages are clean, with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy that includes acetate dustjackets to protect the books. We buy Stowe First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.
Multi-volume Set

In Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe, the title character Uncle Tom is a long-suffering slave, loyal to both his faith and his master. Presented with an opportunity to escape, he instead chooses to remain in slavery to avoid embarrassing his master. After being sold to a slave trader, Tom suffers brutal treatment and is eventually beaten to death for his refusal to betray his friends — made to represent an ideal of true Christianity. Enormously popular (it was the best-selling novel of the 19th century) and influential, it’s publication in 1852 was instrumental in bringing visibility to the cruel reality of slavery. In more recent years, it has come under considerable criticism for its portrayal of meekness and subservience and the phrase “Uncle Tom” is sometimes used as an epithet for someone seen as overly subservient.  Read more: Identifying first editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin (2 volume set)


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