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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 P. Jewett, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. THIS COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY RIVIERE IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO WITH BRIGHT GILT RULE TO BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RAISED BANDS TO SPINES WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS AND PASTE DOWNS, BRIGHT GILT TOP EDGES, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN WITHOUT MARKS EXCEPT FOR PREVIOUS OWNER INSCRIPTION TO FRONT AND REAR FREE PAPERS, MINIMAL FOXING. ILLUSTRATED, BOOKS MEASURE 7.5"x5" (8vo). FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING WITH NO PRINTING NUMBER AND THE NAMES ONLY HOBART & ROBBINS ON THE COPYRIGHT PAGE OF BOTH VOLUMES. INCLUDES CUSTOM HALF LEATHER SLIPCASE WITH SILK BOOK COVERS. A SCARCE FIRST PRINTING IN SUPERB RIVIERE BINDING, YOU WON'T FIND A NICER EXAMPLE.
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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 #: 202678703849
  • 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 P. Jewett
  • Date published: 1852
  • Keywords: first, printing, leather, morocco, illustrated, inscribed, bound, by, riviere, binding


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