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Uncle Tom's Cabin (2 Volume Set)
John P. Jewett & Company, 1852 A sharp copy in original publisher's cloth of the first edition, first issue, of one of the most important works of American literature. With slip SIGNED by the author laid in. "In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-ninteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell. To those engaged in fighting slavery it appeared as an indictment of all the evils inherent in the system they opposed; to the pro-slavery forces it was a slanderous attack on 'the Southern way of life.' Whatever its weakness as a literary work -- structural looseness and excess of sentiment among them - the social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than of any book before or since" (PMM) First edition (with Hobart & Robbins on the copyright pages). 8vo. Illustrated vignette on title pages and 6 plates by Hammatt Billings. [iii]-x, [13]-312; iv, [5]-322 pp. Publisher's brown cloth (BAL binding B) front covers gilt-stamped with vignette, spine lettering gilt. Some wear to covers, some intermittent foxing and spotting throughout, still a very attractive set, in custom brown cloth slipcase. BAL 19343; Wright 2401; PMM 332; Grolier American 100, 61; Sabin 92457. This seminal anti-slavery literary work exhausted its first printing in less than 2 weeks.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
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