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Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - 2nd Edition - 1853 - from mclinhavenbooks and

Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

Cleveland, Ohio: John P. Jewett, 1853. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9 - 12" tall. Billings. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1853, second edition, first printing. First illustrated edition by Billings, both volumes bound into one. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the spine. Gilt all page edges. Rebound edition. Some leaves somewhat brownspotted, and many plates evenly browned as usual. Some heavier staining to about 10 leaves and three plates. W. all 48 full-page wood-engraved. plates, including the frontispiece. Printed the year after the first edition. No Dust Jacket. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding a secure, a scarce rare and collectible 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: illustrated edition

  • Bookseller: mclinhavenbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 005262
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition
  • Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Illustrator: Billings
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 2nd Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John P. Jewett
  • Place: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Date published: 1853
  • Pages: 560
  • Keywords: Slavery, pre-Civil War
  • Bookseller catalogs: Rare and Collectible;
  • Size: 4to - over 9 - 12\" tall


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