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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.

by STOWE, Harriet Beecher

Condition: Old ink ownership signature and old bookplate in each volume; some scattered spotting to text; light use to cloth.


Boston:: John P. Jewett & Company,, 1852.. Fiftieth Thousand.. publisher's gilt-lettered cloth with gilt vignettes on upper covers.. Old ink ownership signature and old bookplate in each volume; some scattered spotting to text; light use to cloth.. 8vo,. Six plates.. One gathering (pp. 229-240) in Vol. I is repeated.

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: Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 64366
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.
  • Author: STOWE, Harriet Beecher
  • Illustrator: Six plates.
  • Format/binding: Publisher's gilt-lettered cloth with gilt vignettes on upper covers.
  • Book condition: Used - Old ink ownership signature and old bookplate in each volume; some scattered spotting to text; light use to cloth.
  • Edition: Fiftieth Thousand.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John P. Jewett & Company,
  • Place: Boston:
  • Date published: 1852.
  • Pages: 2 vols.
  • Size: 8vo,


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