Lot 319 of 395:
Uncle Tom’s Cabin with ANS about the book’s publication  

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Uncle Tom's Cabin - Rare First Edition with lengthy Autograph Note Signed in full about the book’s publication

Stowe, Harriet Beecher


John P. Jewett & Company



2 volumes. 312; 322 pp. (8vo) rebound in green leather, tooled in gilt on edges of front and back green-marbled endpapers, five raised bands on spine. Hobart & Robbins imprint on copyright pages. First Edition.

The lot also includes: Accompanied by a rare first edition of Volume II of “Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.” by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 322 pages, Bound in original embossed and gilt decorated brown cloth covers and spine. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. Hobart & Robbins imprint on copyright pages. Flaws do not materially detract from the appearance and significance of this historic work.

Lengthy Autograph Note Signed “Harriet Beecher Stowe,” dated by her “Dec 29 1893," penned on a 5x4¼" sheet affixed to the flyleaf preceding the title page of Volume I. Flyleaf professionally reattached near hinge with archival tape. Upper right corner of flyleaf cut away; sheet not affected. In full, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin first appeared as a serial Story in the National Era a News paper published in Washington D.C. Afterwards it was published in book form by John P. Jewet [sic] of Boston in 1852.”

Lot Amendments

Front cover and three attached free-endpapers of the rebound 2 volume set have separated from the text block, some archival tape repair at hinge of Vol. I cover/endpapers/gutter edge of autograph letter, other hinges tender; very good.

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