12 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
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STOWE, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896). Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company; Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852.
2 volumes, 8o. Title-page vignettes and six engraved plates. (Some occasional pale spotting.) Original brownish cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, spines gilt-lettered (chipped at spine ends, some staining to covers, some overall wear).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING (BAL binding B, no priority) of Stowe's passionate anti-slavery novel. "The social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM 332). BAL 19343; Grolier American 61; Grolier English 183.
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