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A Key to Uncle Harriet Beecher Stowe, Tom's Cabin; Presenting the Original Facts and Documents

Upon Which the Story is founded with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work. Author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Boston: John. P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. London: Low and Company. 1853. 

 

COLLATION: blank leaf, [i] title, [ii] copyright, [iii]-iv preface, [5] 6-259 text (in double columns), [260] 261-262 and erratum, advt. leaf, 2 blank leaves. 9½ x 6½ in. Text is bright. 

BINDING: full dark brown morocco over boards with gilt borders, spine with gilt title, author, date and raised bands; decorative endpapers with gilt morocco borders. Gilt top. Minor shelf wear; heads of spines worn; fading to front cover. Front cover loose; stained endpaper edges. 

 

REFERENCES: Sabin 92412.

 

“A Key” is an essential companion to Stowe’s earthshaking novel. Southern slaveholders, of course, attacked her novel as misrepresenting slavery and as totally unreliable. This publication, through firsthand sources, thoroughly supported her view of the evils wreaked upon African Americans. Like the novel, this was stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins but unlike the novel, printed by Damrell & Moore, both of Boston. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21% when bidding through witherells.com.