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Uncle Tom's Cabin by  Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hardcover - 1852 - from Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 31804)

Uncle Tom's Cabin

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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London: Ingram, Cooke, & Co, 1852. Hardcover. Later edition published the same year as the first. iv, 355pp + [1]p of publisher's advertisements. Brown cloth stamped in blind with floral decorations on the sides, spine lettered and decorated in gold, pale yellow endpapers. Frontispiece, title vignette, and six inserted plates with engravings. A hint of foxing to the fore edge, a couple of faint spots to the front panel, light wear to extremities. A nice and solid very good+ copy. ; Octavo.

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
Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
31804
Title
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Author
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Ingram, Cooke, & Co
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1852
Keywords
LITERATURE, SOUTH, SLAVERY, CLASSICS, UNITED STATES, HISTORY, ANTIQUARIAN
Bookseller catalogs
Antiquarian; Fiction and Literature;

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About Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB

Parigi Books, established in 2006, is an independent antiquarian bookstore located in the heart of Schenectady, NY. We are open by appointment only.We buy and sell fine books and collectibles in all fields with a strong focus on science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, comics and graphic novels. Our eclectic taste is reflected in the ample variety of items available, from significant titles from the 1500s on to original comic art, from collectible paperbacks to literary magazines. We carry in stock the best selection of Italian language graphic novels and comics you can find this side of the pond.As fairly strict graders who pay particular attention to collecting standards, we have been able to make thousands of customers happy over the years.Parigi Books is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), and the Independent Online Booksellers' Association (IOBA).

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
vignette
A decorative design or illustration placed at the beginning or end of a ... [more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [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]
fore edge
The portion of a book that is opposite the spine. That part of a book which faces the wall when shelved in a traditional... [more]

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