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Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life among the Lowly

 

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE, 1811‑1896.  Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life among the Lowly. By Harriet Beecher Stowe [engraving] Boston: John. P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. 1852. 2 Vols. 

 

COLLATION: Vol. 1: 2 blank leaves, [iii] title, [iv] copyright and printer’s imprint, [v] vi-viii preface, [ix]-x contents, [11] 12-312 text, original cloth front cover and spine mounted on 2 leaves, 2 blank leaves. 7½ x 5 in. Some foxing and browning. Staining to fore-edge of vol. I. 

Vol. II: 2 blank leaves, [i] title, [ii] copyright, [iii]-iv contents, [5] 6-322 text, original cloth front cover and spine mounted on 2 leaves, 2 blank leaves. 

BINDING: full dark brown morocco over boards with gilt borders, spines with gilt title, author, date and raised bands; decorative endpapers with gilt morocco borders. Gilt tops. Minor shelf wear; heads of spines worn. 

PLATES: 3 engravings each vol.  

 

REFERENCES: BAL: 19343; Downs, Books That Changed America, 108; Printing and the Mind of Man 332; Sabin 92457

 

This is the rare first edition, first issue of Stowe’s famous work that swept the nation and gave real momentum to the abolitionist movement. It helped fuel the national division that led to the Civil War. The volumes were stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins of Boston. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,025
09/16/2020

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