1852 Rare Early Edition in Morocco binding ~ Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Illustrated.
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Negro Life in the Slave States of America. Embellished with eight engravings.
Publisher: London, G. Routledge and Co.; C. H. Clarke and Co., 1852. First thus, 30th Thousand Printing (according to the publisher's notice).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5 ".
Pages: notice page-iv-351 pages.
Binding: Very good contemporary Victorian full black morocco binding, finely bound and gilt decorated (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. A rare find in such a nice morocco binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing and staining mainly on the upper margin of the preliminary pages - as shown, including a very nice armorial ex-libris of J. F. Maubert - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 8 engravings (frontispiece, and 7 beautiful full-page illustrations).
The book: Scarce, attractive and early illustrated edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly -- an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. First published in two volumes in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U.S., and is said to have "helped lay the groundwork for the [American] Civil War."
The author: Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist. She came from the Beecher family, a religious family, and became best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions experienced by enslaved African Americans. The book reached an audience of millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and in Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and for her public stances and debates on social issues of the day.
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