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Uncle Tom's Cabin by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - First Edition - 1852 - from Stubtoebooks and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle Tom's Cabin: Life Among the Lowly

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Condition: See description


Here are Vols I and II of the first editions of Stowe's epic novel regarding slavery's cruelty, and helped occasion The Civil War. True First Editions are scarce because they are so integral to American History everyone wants to own the first published copies! Also scarce because the binding wears such that copies are scarce. The book can be purchased cheaply but the first copies printed are scarce and very expensive. This First copy was found but covers so badly worn, we chose to replace them with leather, so the covers are very new, but these two volumes inside are: 40 and 50 thousandth printings of the Firrst Edition (from the title page), which also shows the date: 1852. See our images. They are not strickly mates, but since Stowe never altered the writing in any way, they will serve as mates and qualify as genuine FIRST EDITION copies. Pages are quite soiled but readable. Book contains original 8 illustrations by Baker Smith, counting the two frontispiece, which you can view in images provided. You may return any book for full rfund.
Multi-volume Set

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


  • Bookseller: Stubtoebooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 50520
  • Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Author: Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Illustrator: Baker Smith
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John J. Jewett &Company;
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1852
  • Keywords: First Edition


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