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Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among The Lowly

 

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

(John P. Jewett & Company - First Edition, Second Printing 1852)

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A Good rebound two volume set of the First Edition, second printing (10th Thousand). First published on 20th March 1852 Uncle Tom's Cabin was an immediate success and the initial print run of 5,000 copies quickly sold out and was followed by a second printing of a further 5,000 copies within days.

These two volumes were purchased soon after distribution of the second printing as evidenced by the gift dedication on the front free endpaper of Volume 1 which states 'To John Arthur Laurence of British Army, from his friend Amos Laurence. Boston, April 13 1852'.

Book Condition - Volume 1 - Good: Recently rebound half morocco and marbled paper boards. Plain endpapers, gift inscription (April 13th 1852) on front free endpaper with small newspaper cutting on the reverse commenting on the rapid sale of the book since publication. Title page with vignette, stating 'Vol I. Tenth Thousand. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. 1852'; reverse (copyright page) states printing by the 'Press of Geo. C. Rand, Wood Cut And Book Printer, Cornhill, Boston.' (Hobart & Robbins were used for the first print run and subsequent printings but not for the second print run). Page numbering x,[13]-312 plus three mono plates. Securely bound, internally very clean with light browning and foxing, light to moderate browning / soiling to paper edges.

Book Condition - Volume 2 - Good: Recently rebound as per Volume 1. Title page with vignette, stating 'Vol II. Tenth Thousand. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company. Cleveland, Ohio: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington. 1852'; reverse (copyright page) states printing by the 'Press of Geo. C. Rand, Wood Cut And Book Printer, Cornhill, Boston.' Page numbering iv, [5]-322 plus three plates (plate opposite page 63 loose). Securely bound, internally very clean with light browning and foxing, light to moderate browning / soiling to paper edges (significant edge soiling to a small number of pages). Contemporary press cutting detailing an injustice inflicted on a freed slave living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania glued to rear endpaper.

Total weight with packaging 1.2Kg.