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Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1st Edition - 1852 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Condition: Near Fine


Jewett, 1852 First Edition, First Printing with NO other printings designated on the title page of either volume. Later editions will indicate Tenth Thousand, Twenty-Fifth Thousand, One hundred & fifth thousandth, etc. on the title page. This two volume set is still in the ORIGINAL cloth with professional restoration to the spine and panels. The bindings are tight, with NO cocking or tears to the cloth. The endpapers in volume 1 have discoloration and a few pages in Volume 2 has some stains. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in either volume. Overall, a wonderful set, and the TRUE FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS of both books housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Harriet Beecher Stowe First Editions.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near 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




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