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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe - First Edition - 1852 - from Reagan's Rare Books and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Condition: Very Good


John Cassell, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. BOOK IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION IN FULL LEATHER WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TURN INS TO BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RIBS TO SPINE WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. SOME LIGHT RUBBING TO LEATHER HINGES AND SLIGHT WEAR TO HEAD OF SPINE. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS, BRIGHT GILT END PAGES. NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE WITHOUT MARKS AND MINIMAL FOXING. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK, 391 PAGES, BOOK MEASURES 7.5"x5.25". FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 165 YEARS OLD. BOUND BY ROOT & SON. AN ATTRACTIVE COPY OF THIS SCARCE BOOK.

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


  • Bookseller: Reagan's Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1566
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Cassell
  • Date published: 1852
  • Keywords: classic, slavery, cruikshank, george, illustrated, root, son


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