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Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly (Signed notice laid in) by  Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) Stowe - Signed First Edition - 1852 - from Back Creek Books LLC, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 11519)

Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly (Signed notice laid in)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly (Signed notice laid in)

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896)

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  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine. Some fading and light wear to the original cloth bindings.
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About This Item

Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition. Original cloth. Octavos. Near Fine. Some fading and light wear to the original cloth bindings.. A lovely copy of one of the most influential books on 19th century America. Mrs. Stowe's book and its widespread readership in the North solidified abolition sentiment and hastened the oncoming Civil War. This first edition has a scarce prospectus of the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe laid in, which she has inscribed and signed "From Harriet Beecher Stowe." The prospectus is in the original mailing envelope addressed in Mrs. Stowe's hand and postmarked Hartford, Conn. Also laid in is an early 20th century description of this item by bookseller Harry F. Marks, along with an unused book tag for Marks's shop at Rockefeller Center. Faint contemporaneous inscriptions on endpapers of both volumes. The two volumes are housed in a custom slipcase. BAL #19343 binding "B" (priority not established).

Synopsis

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. 

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On Mar 31 2020, a reader said:
Excellent book to gain empathy and insight into the enslaved pathos, struggle and plight! This book presents well designed ideas to ennoble and elivate the human race as brothers, and sisters of a common God, and Father of us all.

Details

Bookseller
Back Creek Books LLC, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
11519
Title
Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly (Signed notice laid in)
Author
Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896)
Format/binding
Original cloth. Octavos
Book condition
Used - Near Fine. Some fading and light wear to the original cloth bindings.
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
John P. Jewett & Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1852
Keywords
First Editions, Landmark books, Slavery, Influential books, Autographs
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction & Literature;
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Back Creek Books LLC, ABAA/ILAB

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About Back Creek Books LLC, ABAA/ILAB

We buy and sell quality used and out-of-print books, with an emphasis on Americana, Military and Naval History, and Nautical material. But we have many good books in a variety of subjects. We are located in historic Annapolis, Maryland.

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