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Uncle Tom's Cabin by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - Limited ed - 1938 - from Carl Blomgren Fine books (SKU: 1915)

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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New York: Limited Edition Club, 1938. Limited ed. 1/2 leather. Near Fine. Migeul Covarrubias. 4to, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2". [xv], 294 pgs plus colophon. Half-bound in brown leather with marbled paper boards. All page edges marbled. In original slipcase. #245 of 1500 copies. 16 lithographs in B&W by Miguel Covarrubias and signed by him in the colophon. Near fine with some mottling of the brown leather spine. Interior very clean. The slipcase is VG with some clear tape reinforcements to the edge and light waterstaining at the top. The important classic book about slavery illustrated with powerful lithographs by Covarrubias the Mexican born artist who became associated with the Harlem Rennaisance.


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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Carl Blomgren Fine books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Migeul Covarrubias
1/2 leather
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Quantity available
Limited ed
Limited Edition Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
abaa-vbf, Limited edition Club, lithographs, slavery, fiction

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About Carl Blomgren Fine books

Fine books with an emphasis on the arts and design including photography, posters, prints and ephemera.Member of ABAA and ILAB


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