Lot 208 of 221:
First Printing of Uncle Tom's Cabin with Stowe's Signature  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$3,600
Estimate:
$6,000 - $9,000

Title:
Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly
Author:
Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
John P. Jewett & Company
Date:
1852
Description:

First printing, 2 volumes, bound in original embossed and gilt decorated brown cloth., first volume with autograph sentiment from author mounted on pastedown, "Psalm 37.3, A Good motto for Life, Death & Eternity / Trust in the Lord and Do Good. From your wellwisher, H. B. Stowe, July 1, 1886”. 

The contents appear to have been washed, probably in the 1940s when this was purchased, and there is evidence of some straightening out of dog ears, folds and creases. Housed in cloth chemises and half morocco slipcase with richly gilded spines.

Donated by Caliban Books, Pittsburgh, PA.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Good+ to very good set. very good with some cloth restoration to spine ends
 
Item number:
254931a
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