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STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER.

Published by Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852 (1852)

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Item Description: Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852, 1852. First Edition; first printing. Two volumes; publisher's cloth. Spine ends strengthened; bookplates removed from front pastedowns; minor staining and foxing; tiny corner clipping on the first leaves of the first volume; a very good set in a custom slipcase with chemises (bookplates on each). Some 3000 copies of the 5000 in the first printing sold on the first day; subsequent printings in the first year totaled 300,000 copies, a stupendous number for its day. Laid into this copy is a quotation from the text in the authorÕs hand, signed and dated in 1891. She has identified this as from ÒUncle TomÕs Cabin. pg. 197 [volume II].Ó This leaf is a little browned and was removed from backing by a conservator, whose detailed report is included. Certainly 19th century America's most influential work of fiction; Lincoln referred to it as "the book that made this big war.". Bookseller Inventory # 29225

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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with no other printings designated on the title page of either volume. Both books of this 2 volume set are the TRUE FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST Printings bound with the copyright page statement "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1851 by Harriet Beecher Stowe" and "Stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins" on the bottom of that page. An exceptional set in the original binding. The boards are crisp with light wear to the spine ends. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks of bookplates in the book. Overall, an outstanding copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. We buy Stowe First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-4821573251

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STOWE, Harriet Beecher.

Published by Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1852 (1852)

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Item Description: Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1852, 1852. 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple vertical-fine-ribbed cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front cover vignette stamped in gilt, other decoration stamped in blind, cream endpapers. Spines faded as usual (the purple dye fugitive in light), a couple of minor chips at spine ends, a few marks to boards and occasionally internally, but an excellent unrestored copy in original condition. Title vignettes and 6 wood-engraved plates. Early pencilled ownership inscriptions of Mrs Ruth D Wilson to front blanks. First edition of probably the most socially influential American book ever published. "Even before the publication of the serial [in the abolitionist newspaper The National Era] the Boston publisher John P. Jewett had expressed an interest in publishing [it] in book form. The two volumes, issued both in brown cloth and paper wrappers, appeared on 20 March 1852, two instalments before the conclusion of the serial in The National Era. The first printing of five thousand copies was exhausted in a few days and a second printing of the same size, indicated by 'ten thousand' on the title-page, was completely disposed of by the end of March. The sale of the book was indeed phenomenal In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-nineteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM). Printing and the Mind of Man 332; Grolier American 100, 61. Bookseller Inventory # 52277

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STOWE Harriet Beecher

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Item Description: 1852. First Edition. STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly. Boston and Cleveland: John P. Jewett and Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped brown cloth. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $12,000.First edition, first issue, of Stowe's classic and vastly influential novel, with title vignettes and six wood-engravings, in unrestored original cloth."In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-19th century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life'". the social impact of [the novel] on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM 332). "Within a decade after its publication Uncle Tom's Cabin had become the most popular novel ever written by an American". there is substantial evidence that the book precipitated the American Civil War" (Downs, Books That Changed America, 108). "Begun as a serial in the National Era". Uncle Tom's Cabin ran from June 5, 1851 to April 1, 1852, gaining an ever-increasing audience as the story progressed. On March 20 of 1852, [this, the first issue in book form] was officially published. By the time the book came out an eager public was waiting to buy it, and over 10,000 copies of the two-volume work were sold in the first week" (Patkus & Schlosser). First issue, with "spilt" (rather than "spiled") in Volume I, 42, line 1; "cathecism" (rather than "catechism") in Volume II, 74, line 5; and all other first issue points. Later editions attribute the wood-engravings to Boston architect Hammatt Billings. BAL 19343, B binding (brown cloth, no priority established). Grolier English 100 91. Grolier American 100 61. Sabin 92457. Blockson 10173. See Work, 304. Gift inscriptions. Old, related newspaper clipping affixed to front pastedown of Volume I.Volume I with scattered light foxing; text of Volume II generally clean. Cloth extremely good with a bit of soiling, very minor wear to spine head, far less than usual, gilt bright. An exceptionally good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 107437

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (2 volume set): Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by John P. Jewett & Company, Boston (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings with NO mention of printings on the title pages and bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth. Both books are in great shape. This TRUE FIRST EDITION, bound in two volumes has minor wear to the spine and panels. The pages are clean, with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A sharp copy that includes acetate dustjackets to protect the books. We buy Stowe First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11253435382

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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by John P. Jewett & Company (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Two volumes. First edition, first printing; Hobart and Robbins listed on both copyright pages, title pages lack printing statement as called for. Original brown cloth binding stamped in blind; vignette on front and titles on spine in gilt. Very Good or better overall, with the second volume Near Fine. Light lean to both volumes; light rubbing to corners; darkening to endpapers. Volume one shows a quarter-inch loss to cloth at foot of spine; small ding to rear joint; dampstain to front end paper. An unusually fresh and unsophisticated set. BAL 19343. Bookseller Inventory # 151028006

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by John P. Jewett, Boston (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett, Boston, 1852. First edition (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). Illustrated vignette on title pages and 6 plates by Hammatt Billings. [iii]-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Uncle Tom in the Original Cloth, Early Ownership. A sharp copy in original publisher's cloth of the first edition of one of the most important works of American literature. With contemporary ownership inscriptions on the front pastedowns dated only 6 days after the book's publication, "Lucy Curtis / Newton, March 26, 1852" (BAL notes that Uncle Tom's Cabin was advertised for March 20)."In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-ninteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life.' Whatever its weakness as a literary work -- structural looseness and excess of sentiment among them - the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than of any book before or since" (PMM). BAL 19343; Wright 2401; PMM 332; Grolier American 100, 61; Sabin 92457. Provenance: Lucy Curtis (her inscriptions on pastedowns, "Lucy Curtis / Newton, March 26, 1852") Publisher's brown cloth (BAL binding B) front covers gilt-stamped with vignette, spine lettering gilt. Wear to spine ends and corners, wear to rear joint of vol. II, some intermittent foxing and spotting throughout, still a very attractive set, in custom brown cloth chemises and a morocco-backed slipcase Illustrated vignette on title pages and 6 plates by Hammatt Billings. [iii]-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). Bookseller Inventory # 259578

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by John P. Jewett & Company, Boston (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, 1852. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION in the ORIGINAL WEEKLY PARTS. A beautiful set. As Cohn notes, because the wrappers were printed on paper of poor quality, copies in good condition are difficult to find. The only parts issue of the novel; "one of the scarcest forms of the story," and "excessively rare. This complete set is bound in the ORIGINAL wrappers from the publisher's with some expert repairs. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful set of these scarce parts in collector's condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14441442724

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STOWE, Harriet Beecher.

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Item Description: 0. STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Original printed wrappers in custom drop-front box. London: John Cassell, 1852. 13 original parts. First English edition with illustrations by George Cruikshank. Cohn 777. BAL 19518. Grolier 100, 61. Aside from normal slight soiling, a very attractive, much better than average copy. Bookseller Inventory # 60384

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by P. Jewett and Company, Boston (1852)

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Item Description: P. Jewett and Company, Boston, 1852. First Edition. 2 Octavos; VG-; No jackets as issued; Brown cloth boards and spines with gilt lettering and illustration; Some bumping to the corners, light fraying at the corners; Some minor chipping at the spine edges; Text block toned; Binding secure, spine slightly cocked; Foxing and light spotting, mostly on outer edges and end papers; First printing, with no other printings listed on the copyright page. First issue points: "spilt" (rather than "spiled") in Volume I, 42, line 1; "cathecism" (rather than "catechism") in Volume II, 74, line 5. Shelve in case 2. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-3-1262332

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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by John P. Jewett (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION, First Issue with no other printings printed on the title page of either volume. A wonderful set SIGNED by Harriet Beecher Stowe on a laid in card. Both books have been professionally restored preserving the ORIGINAL cloth for preservation. The bindings are tight, with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean in both books with some discoloration and minor wear. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. A lovely set SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Harriet Beecher Stowe First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13395968784

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STOWE, Harriet Beecher

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Item Description: 0. STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. Later 3/4-morocco and cloth, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. 2 Vols. First edition, first issue. BAL 19343. Grolier American 100, #61. Printing and the Mind of Man 332. Highspots of American Literature, p. 70. Illustrated with 3 woodcut plates in each volume. This seminal anti-slavery literary work exhausted its first printing in less than 2 weeks. Light scattered foxing, else a near fine set in a handsome binding. Bookseller Inventory # 53951

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (2 Volume Set): Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A sharp copy in original publisher's cloth of the first edition, first issue, of one of the most important works of American literature. With slip SIGNED by the author laid in. "In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-ninteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life.' Whatever its weakness as a literary work -- structural looseness and excess of sentiment among them - the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than of any book before or since" (PMM) First edition (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). 8vo. Illustrated vignette on title pages and 6 plates by Hammatt Billings. [iii]-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322 pp. Publisher's brown cloth (BAL binding B) front covers gilt-stamped with vignette, spine lettering gilt. Some wear to covers, some intermittent foxing and spotting throughout, still a very attractive set, in custom brown cloth slipcase. BAL 19343; Wright 2401; PMM 332; Grolier American 100, 61; Sabin 92457. This seminal anti-slavery literary work exhausted its first printing in less than 2 weeks. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1406412

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Uncle Tom's Cabin: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Item Description: Jewett, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with no other printings designated on the title page of either volume. Later editions will indicate Tenth Thousand, Twenty-Fifth Thousand, One hundred & fifth thousandth, etc. on the title page. This two volume set is still in the ORIGINAL cloth with professional restoration to the spine and panels. The bindings are tight, with NO cocking or tears to the cloth. The endpapers in volume 1 have discolorization and a few pages in Volume 2 has some stains. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in either volume. Overall, a wonderful set, and the TRUE FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS of both books housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Harriet Beecher Stowe First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-9423795038

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Uncle Tom's Cabin ; or, Life Among: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by John P. Jewett & Co. / Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, Boston and Cleveland (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Co. / Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, Boston and Cleveland, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First edition. First edition, first printing set (without statements of printing on the title page, as appear on the various reprints by this publisher). A married set, but both in similar cloth in the rare extra-gilt gift bindings. Volume one in green-blue cloth; volume two in vertically ribbed dark blue. Both volumes have had expert repairs. Will consider breaking up, or buying, if anyone has a better match out there. Bookseller Inventory # 012799

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher.

Published by John P. Jewett & Company (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First edition, first issue with Hobart & Robbins imprint on copyright page. Two volumes. Six inserted black & white engravings. 1852. Elegantly rebound circa 1900 in full crushed deep maroon morocco with green morocco doublures, spine with raised bands in six compartments. Spine compartments stamped with full four corner and central device design as well as rules to raised bands and boards with two sets of plain triple rule rectangles with elaborate corner devices and an outer decorative triple rule. Doublure gilt stamped with four plain and two decorative rectangles. Original brown cloth, gilt and blind stamped covers bound in at the rear of each volume. The faintest and very occasional foxing, very minor rubbing to joints, overall fine and very handsome. 312 pp., 322 pp. Blanck: Bibliography of American Literature, 19343. Grolier American 100, 61; Printing and the Mind of Man 332: "In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-nineteenth century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life.' The social impact of [the novel] on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." When Abraham Lincoln met its author at the White House in 1862, he is said to have exclaimed, "So this is the little lady who made this big war?" This first printing of five thousand copies was exhausted in a few days, and the book eventually sold more copies in the 19th century than another book except the Bible. Perhaps the most influential work of American literature and a cornerstone of 19th century literature. The initial printing sold out immediately upon publication and the book went through continual reissue for years after its introduction. Nicely illustrated editions bound and decorated as with this copy have become increasingly difficult to find. For Harriet Beecher Stowe, the battle against slavery was a God-ordained crusade to cleanse the United States of an evil affront to humanity. In the emotion charged atmosphere of mid-19th century America this novel exploded like an atomic bomb. For those opposed to slavery it was a testament to all that was wrong in an evil system. To the pro-slavery forces it was considered a slanderous attack on an established way of life. In either case, the impact of UNCLE TOM¿S CABIN on the society of the United States of America was probably greater than any book published before or since. PMM Stowe presented her story in the style of popular works of the era [melodramatically]--and with religious undertones, but the themes of the novel--the breaking up of families, violence, the naive idea of a return to Africa, and the question of slaves agency in this oppression--are historically significant. Stowe had not only witnessed incidents like the ones described in her novel, but had long been concerned about slavery, having read the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Louis Clark, as well as the abolitionist tracts of L.M. Child and Theodore Weld, and in 1850, when the Fugitive Slave Act was passed, she began writing Uncle Tom¿s Cabin. [The Fem GT Lit in Eng] The Fugitive Slave Act, in combination with her book, were arguably the catalysts for the Civil War, as even Lincoln implied upon meeting Stowe. The initial printing sold out immediately, of the roughly 5000 copies of the first issue printed, 3000 are believed to have sold on the very first day. Bookseller Inventory # 000273

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Uncle Tom's Cabin: or, Life Among The: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Published by John P. Jewett & Company,, Boston: (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company,, Boston:, 1852. Hardcover. First Edition , First Printing.. First Printing Both small octavo volumes of this two volume set are in very good+ condition which have been rebacked with new end sheets preserving the original light brown cloth covered boards and back strips with the blind embossing around the edges of each board with a gilt embossing in the center of each front board with gilt text and blind embossing on the spines. A previous owner has written "First Edition" in ink on the first free end page of volume I. A possible second previous owner has written her name in pencil on the second free end page over a section of a book seller's catalog showing a price of $25.00 for two volumes of the first edition of this title. Both volumes are from the first printing with Hobart & Robbins shown on the copyright pages. The first printing of this landmark book occurred on March 20, 1852. It was sold out in a matter of days. Per BAL by April 1, 1852 a second printing of ten thousand copies had been produced which was followed by a third printing of fifty thousand copies which sold out in only 8 weeks by mid-May of 1852. An extremely handsome, matched set of one of the most important books of the 19th century. Both volumes are illustrated with a frontispiece and three, wood engraved plates in each volume by Hammatt Billings. (BAL 19343; Printing and The Mind of Man, 332). Bookseller Inventory # TB27489

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Stowe, Harriet Beacher

Published by John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very Good, Bindings square and tight, original brown cloth boards with reflective vignette on front, owner name on fep, some light foxing, still a lovely 2 vol. set. Bookseller Inventory # 044891

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Co., Boston, 1852. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Full leather binding with decorated end papers. Five spine panels, three gilt spine decoration on each volume; Uncle Tom's Cabin Vol I and II blind stamped in gilt on spine. Gilt lined front and rear panel. EGB (Extra Gilt Binding). Variant "C" according to BAL Complete in two volumes. 312,4 + 322,[12],2 pp. (collated and complete), illus. w/ title-page vignettes and 3 plates per volume. Occasional foxing but overall remarkably clean throughout. Previous owner's book plate on the front free end paper of each volume. Each volume states Ten Thousandth. According to BAL, volumes stamped in such a way are likely the second printing, not as is sometimes supposed, the third printing. "In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-nineteenth century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life.' The social impact of [the novel] on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since." When Abraham Lincoln met its author at the White House in 1862, he is said to have exclaimed, "So this is the little lady who made this big war?" This first printing of five thousand copies was exhausted in a few days, and the book eventually sold more copies in the 19th century than another book except the Bible. Perhaps the most influential work of American literature and a cornerstone of 19th century literature. The initial printing sold out immediately upon publication and the book went through continual reissue for years after its introduction. Nicely illustrated editions bound and decorated as with this copy have become increasingly difficult to find. For Harriet Beecher Stowe, the battle against slavery was a God-ordained crusade to cleanse the United States of an evil affront to humanity. In the emotion charged atmosphere of mid-19th century America this novel exploded like an atomic bomb. For those opposed to slavery it was a testament to all that was wrong in an evil system. To the pro-slavery forces it was considered a slanderous attack on an established way of life. In either case, the impact of UNCLE TOM¿S CABIN on the society of the United States of America was probably greater than any book published before or since. PMM Stowe presented her story in the style of popular works of the era [melodramatically]--and with religious undertones, but the themes of the novel--the breaking up of families, violence, the naive idea of a return to Africa, and the question of slaves agency in this oppression--are historically significant. Stowe had not only witnessed incidents like the ones described in her novel, but had long been concerned about slavery, having read the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and Louis Clark, as well as the abolitionist tracts of L.M. Child and Theodore Weld, and in 1850, when the Fugitive Slave Act was passed, she began writing Uncle Tom¿s Cabin. [The Fem GT Lit in Eng] The Fugitive Slave Act, in combination with her book, were arguably the catalysts for the Civil War, as even Lincoln implied upon meeting Stowe. All in all, a beautiful set of this classic of American literature. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 008147

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by Boston: John P. Jewett & Company (1852)

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Item Description: Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Two volumes. First edition, first printing, with the publisher's B cloth (front panel and spines only) bound in. One of 5,000 copies. Finely bound in three-quarter brown morocco, with five raised bands to the spines, spines decorated and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Very good or better, with fresh bindings, former owner's bookplates to the front pastedowns; Vol. I with some light wear to the front free endpaper from a previously tipped in letter of provenance, discreet repairs to the title page, some spotting and scattered soiling to the pages; Vol. II with only a hint of scattered spotting to the otherwise bright pages. Housed in a custom slipcase. BAL 19343. Originally published serially from June 5, 1851-April 1, 1852 in the American abolitionist periodical The National Era, Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel about the human cost of slavery in the American South. Inspired by the increased stringency of the Fugitive Slave Law after the Compromise of 1850, the novel features two African-American slaves trying to preserve their families in spite of their abusive oppression. Tom, the title character, is a religious man and chooses to work within the slavery system to ensure his family's protection. Alternately, the other main character, Eliza Harris, chooses to flee slavery and escape to freedom in Canada. Throughout the text, Stowe preaches her own Christian beliefs as a means to abolishing slavery, encouraging compassion, mercy, and forgiveness as solutions. Published in book form on March 20, 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin was an instant bestseller, with 300,000 copies sold in the United States and 1.5 million copies sold in Great Britain within the first year. Bookseller Inventory # HBS006

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Item Description: John P. Jewett, Boston, 1852. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: s/c as New. 1st Edition. Hobart & Robins slug on CP, 6 plates. In slipcase. Books NEAR GOOD spine edges worn, spine ends chipped and worn, Volume 2 has a 3/4" tear on spine edge from top. Gilt dulled on covers but are still pronounced on spine lettering, corners bumped, edge wear, general wear, page edges uneven, spotting, toning and foxing throughout both volumes. An unsophisticated copy. Books are still tight. Slipcase NEW. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 007508

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Item Description: Stowe, Harriet Beecher. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN.Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852. 2 vols. bound inone. First edition, first printing. Contemporarythree-quarter black morocco-grained sheep, raisedbands, gilt. A very good solid copy of a bookusually found in later printings or in modernbindings. Some modest rubbing, neat mend tohinges, and scattered foxing. Originally issued inthree publisher's bindings (wrappers at $1; cloth,gilt at $1.50; and cloth, fully gilt at. Bookseller Inventory # 20938

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STOWE, Harriet Beecher.

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Item Description: 1852. STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Original blindstamped cloth, spine gilt, A.e.g. Housed in custom red morocco-backed cloth slipcase with inner cloth chemise. London: John Cassell, 1852. BAL 19519. First English edition. Autograph note from the author tipped onto front pastedown, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord. They rest from their labors. Your sincere unknown friend, H.B. Stowe." Tipped onto the front endpaper is a 2pp. autograph letter from George Cruikshank, the illustrator of this edition. Rebacked, original spine laid down, else a very good or better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 71899

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Published by John P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, Boston (1852)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, Boston, 1852. First edition, first state - all points. Binding C, extra gilt, no priority. Two volumes. x, [13]-312p; iv, [5]-322p. Title page vignettes and six wood-engraved plates. Bound in original blue cloth, a.e.g., the spines densely gilt, the covers with central gilt vignette and with decorative gilt frames. BAL19343; PMM 332; Grolier American 100 No. 61. Professionally recased retaining original covers and endpapers with nearly no loss. Covers lightly shellacked to preserve the cloth. A few pages of text browned from laid in material First edition, first state - all points. Binding C, extra gilt, no priority. Bookseller Inventory # 20014

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STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER

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Item Description: JOHN P. JEWETT & CO., 1852. Book Condition: Good. GOOD, 2 VOLUMES, ORGINAL CLOTH, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, VIGETTE ENGRAVING ON TITLE PAGE OF EACH VOLUME, THREE FULL PAGE STEELE ENGRAVINGS PER VOLUME, HOBART & ROBBINS ON COPYRITE PAGE, NO OTHER PRINTINGS MENTIONED. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 86836002

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the: STOWE, Harriet Beecher

STOWE, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896)

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Co; Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor, & Worthington, Boston, 1852. 2 volumes, 8vo. iii-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322, [2]pp. Title page vignettes, 6 plates. With a clipped signature by Stowe mounted on the front pastedown. Early 20th century brown crushed morocco, bound by Tallibart, covers with elaborate gilt border, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others panelled in gilt, wide gilt turn ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt Provenance: Nicholas Frederic Brady (bookplate) First edition, first issue, of perhaps the most socially influential American novel of the 19th century. Published on March 20, 1852, within days the entire edition of 5000 was exhausted. By January of 1853, sales had reached more than one million copies and "Uncle Tom" as a type was introduced into common parlance. This copy an example of the first issue, with the Hobart & Robbins imprint on the copyright page. BAL 19343; Grolier, American 61; PMM 332. Bookseller Inventory # 33132

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STOWE, Harriet Beecher.

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Item Description: Boston: John P. Jewett & Co. 1852, 1852. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols. Engr. titles; occasional browning and staining; ends of lines affected by adhesion on final page vol. II. Contemp. half dark blue roan, spines with thin gilt bands and thick raised bands; rubbed. Contemp. gift inscriptions on leading f.e.ps. First published in 41 weekly instalment, 1851-52, in The National Era, an abolitionist newspaper published in Washington D.C. Without the benefit of an international copyright law, the work was very quickly pirated in the UK. The first British book editions appeared in May 1852, the work being offered to the public by a multitude of eager publishers. Bookseller Inventory # 58297

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Item Description: John P. Jewett Company. Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, Boston.Cleveland, 1852. 3/4 Leather Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Vol 1 (III) X, (13)- 312; 3 plates inserted. Vol 2: (I) - (IV), (5) - 322, 3 plates inserted. VOL. I: ALL POINTS OF FIRST PRINTING; VOL.2 10 POINTS CORRECT, 1 POINT AMBIGUOUS. 3/4 Dark Blue Morocco, Red & Gilt labels. Gilt Designs in comparments. Some leather edges rubbed, VERY GOOD. Pages stained throughout. wITH AUTOGRAPH OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE ON CARD.BAL 19343 Sabin 92457. PMM 332. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 20013

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Item Description: John P. Jewett & Co, Boston, 1852. Book Condition: G. Engravings (3 plates) (illustrator). 1st ed. Gift binding, gilt decorated brown cloth embossed binding, gilt lettering on spine, rubbed, spotting, heavy edge wear,some brown spotting on pages. Book has slant. Hobart & Robbins slug on copyright page, engraving on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 022966

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STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER

Published by JOHN P. JEWETT & COMPANY, BOSTON, CLEVELAND, OHIO (1852)

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Item Description: JOHN P. JEWETT & COMPANY, BOSTON, CLEVELAND, OHIO, 1852. HARD BACK GREEN. Book Condition: GOOD. FIRST ED. 5 X 7". 2 VOLUMES, VOLUME 1: BEAUTIFUL GREEN CLOTH COVER WITH GILT ON SPINE, VOL 1 312PP, TIGHT, SOME FOXING, STAINS BROWNING OF PAGES; VOL 2:322PP, TIGHT,BROWNING OF PAGES WITH SOME FOXING AND STAINED, CLEAN PAGES, these books are rebound. CIRCA 1960 Volume 2 has title page missing. Title page reads 1852 publication page reads 1851. DATE PUBLISHED: 1852 EDITION: FIRST ED. Bookseller Inventory # 079220

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