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Uncle Tom's Cabin by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - First Edition - 1852 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140938460)

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Boston and Cleveland: John P. Jewett & Co, 1852. First Edition. Very Good. Two volumes. First edition, first printing; Hobart and Robbins listed on both copyright pages, title pages lack printing statement as called for. Finely bound in contemporary marbled paper covered boards over black leather spine with raised bands and gilt tooling. Very Good with bindings rubbed, bumping to edge of Volume I affecting rear pages. Previous owner details to front free endpapers. Pages toned, occasionally stained or with corners creased. A lovely set in a nice contemporary binding. BAL 19343.

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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book dealer
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
140938460
Title
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Author
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
John P. Jewett & Co
Place of Publication
Boston and Cleveland
Date Published
1852
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;
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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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BAL
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raised band(s)
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marbled paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or... [more]
spine
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gilt
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First Edition
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