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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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  • hardcover
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About This Item

New York: Limited Editions Club. Limited Edition. First Printing. Signed by illustrator. Copy number 721 of 1500 copies made for the members of the Limited Editions Club. Publisher's half brown morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine, all edges marbled. One volume in grey slipcase. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1938.

Synopsis

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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Details

book dealer
J. Mercurio Books, Maps, & Prints US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
000457
Title
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly
Author
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Illustrator
Miguel Covarrubias
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1938

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About J. Mercurio Books, Maps, & Prints

We are a 50 year old, third generation antiquarian bookshop nestled in the bucolic Hudson Highlands of New York's historic Hudson Valley, less than a mile from a transverse of the Appalachian Trail. While we have strong first edition literature and poetry collections, we specialize in New York, history, and Americana. We are a proud member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA).

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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
spine
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]
Marbled boards
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morocco
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]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]

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