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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


New York: The Limited Editions Club. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1938. Limited Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Signed by illustrator. Copy number 458 of 1500 copies made for the members of the Limited Editions Club. Publisher's half brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine, all edges marbled. Illustrated with B&W lithographs by Miguel Covarrubias. One volume in grey slipcase.. A few small, very light stains on spine, volume shows very mild shelf-wear, else fine; unmarked, tight, square, and clean. Slipcase shows some wear, NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD (Slipcase). . B&W Lithographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xv, (iii), 294, (3) pp. Signed by Illustrator .

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; or, Life among the Lowly


  • Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 20375
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly
  • Author: Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Illustrator: Miguel Covarrubias
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine with no dust jacket
  • Edition: Limited Edition. First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1938
  • Keywords: Fiction;, Literature;, Novels;, Illustrated Books, Slavery, Slavery in America, Black Interest
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;


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