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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Free Shipping) by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - 1938 - from Rare Collections (SKU: 1519)

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Free Shipping)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Free Shipping)

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
Near Fine
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New York: The Limited Editions Club. Near Fine. 1938. Hardcover. 420 of 1500 copies and signed by Miguel Covarrubias. The 97th publication by the LEC and the 2nd in the 9th Series. A near fine book with only real defect some sunning on the spine as normally found. Leather is still supple. Owner name on front end paper in pen, book is otherwise internally clean and in very fine condition. The rare monthly letter (no 103) laid in and housed in the original publisher slipcase, which is VG+ or better. Some neat repairs done at bottom of case with tape, some generally shelfwear, but generally much better than is normally found. Introduction by Raymond Weaver and illustrated with lithographs by Miguel Covarrubias, pulled by George C Miller and designed by John S Fass. Printed by The Harbor Press, set in linotype DeVinne on Worthy special paper. Bound by Russell-Rutter Company in three-quarters dull red morocco, gold stamped with marbled sides. 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Very collectable. This book qualifies for Free World-Wide Shipping (using an expedited tracked service); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 348 pages; Signed by Illustrator .


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. 

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On Mar 31 2020, a reader said:
Excellent book to gain empathy and insight into the enslaved pathos, struggle and plight! This book presents well designed ideas to ennoble and elivate the human race as brothers, and sisters of a common God, and Father of us all.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Free Shipping)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Miguel Covarrubias
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The Limited Editions Club
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New York
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Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.

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