Lot 386 of 563:
First Edition, First Printing Uncle Tom's Cabin  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$8,400
$3,000 - $5,000

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Cleveland, Ohio

John P. Jewett & Company



2 volumes. Three wood-engraved plates in each volume, title page vignettes. (8vo) original brown cloth stamped and lettered in gilt, gilded edges.  First Edition, First Printing.

In addition to being one of the most influential books ever written, Uncle Tom's Cabin was also one of the most popular; as Sabin notes, "During [1852] there were numerous reissues from the plates of the first edition, also in two volumes, with the addition of the words 'Tenth' to 'One Hundred and Twentieth Thousand." BAL 19343, binding C, sequence not established. 

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Elegantly re-cased with original spine cloth laid down for both volumes, slightly leaning spines, light rubbing and some soiling to cloth as typical, spotting on cover of Volume I affecting stamped vignette and border, 1" scrape through top gilt border of Volume II; hinges repaired with skill, pages exhibit occasional foxing and toning; front free endpaper of Volume II repaired, chipping to lower corner on some pages of Volume II affecting text on two leaves; very good.

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