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Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - 2nd Edition - 1853 - from mclinhavenbooks (SKU: 005262)

Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition

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Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Cleveland, Ohio: John P. Jewett, 1853. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9ľ - 12" tall. Billings. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1853, second edition, first printing. First illustrated edition by Billings, both volumes bound into one. Brown cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the spine. Gilt all page edges. Rebound edition. Some leaves somewhat brownspotted, and many plates evenly browned as usual. Some heavier staining to about 10 leaves and three plates. W. all 48 full-page wood-engraved. plates, including the frontispiece. Printed the year after the first edition. No Dust Jacket. Text and illustrations remain bright and clean, binding a secure, a scarce rare and collectible book.


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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Bookseller’s Inventory #
Uncle Tom's Cabin: illustrated edition
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
2nd Edition
John P. Jewett
Place of Publication
Cleveland, Ohio
Date Published
Slavery, pre-Civil War
Bookseller catalogs
Rare and Collectible;
4to - over 9ľ - 12\" tall

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