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Lot 251: STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.
10 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. 2 volumes. Title vignettes and 6 wood-engraved plates. 8vo, original dark brown cloth, front covers with gilt-blocked vignette, repeated in blind on back covers, short chipping to spine tips, corners bumped with exposure, vol. 2 with two chips to rear joint and slight lean, short crack to outer edge of front board on vol. 1; penciled ownership signature to flyleaves, unobtrusive bookseller's label to front pastedowns. Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852
Notes: first edition, meeting all points. BAL's B binding. "The social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM 332). BAL 19343.