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Uncle Tom's Cabin by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - Signed First Edition - 1852 - from Quintessential Rare Books, LLC and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Condition: Fine


John P. Jewett, 1852 First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION, First Issue with no other printings printed on the title page of either volume. A wonderful set SIGNED by Harriet Beecher Stowe on a laid in card. Both books have been professionally restored preserving the ORIGINAL cloth for preservation. The bindings are tight, with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean in both books with some discoloration and minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. A lovely set SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Harriet Beecher Stowe First Editions.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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




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