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Uncle Tom’s Cabin First Edition for Sale

Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the 19th century’s best-selling novel that some feel had a part in starting the Civil War by shedding light on the horrific conditions endured by slaves.

We are auctioning a First Edition, First Printing of ”Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe in our January 2019 auction. Bidding begins at $20,000.

Uncle Tom's Cabin first edition

First Edition, First Printing of ”Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe — The Scarcest Variant of the First Printing, in Publisher’s Wrappers. Click to enlarge.

Uncle Tom's Cabin first edition

First Edition, First Printing of ”Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe — The Scarcest Variant of the First Printing, in Publisher’s Wrappers. Click to enlarge.

Uncle Tom's Cabin first edition

First Edition, First Printing of ”Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe — The Scarcest Variant of the First Printing, in Publisher’s Wrappers. Click to enlarge.

Extraordinarily scarce first edition, first printing of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ”Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, in the publisher’s wrappers binding ”A”, the rarest of the three variants of the first printing. Boston: John P. Jewett, 1852. Two volumes, as issued, with three plates in each volume by Hammett Billings, priced at $1.00 for both volumes. All other first printing points are present: ”spilt” instead of ”spiled” on page 42, line 1 of Vol. I; ”cathecism” instead of ”catechism” on page 74, line 5 of Vol. II; no attribution to Billings for the engravings; no other printings designated on the title page of either volume; with the following statements on the copyright page: ”Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1851, by Harriet Beecher Stowe” and ”Stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins”.

Published on 20 March 1852 after first appearing in serialized form, the first printing of 5,000 copies of ”Uncle Tom’s Cabin” sold out within a few days, and the second printing by the end of March. Included in ”Books That Changed America”, the author Robert Downs stated of it, ”Within a decade after its publication Uncle Tom’s Cabin had become the most popular novel ever written by an American…there is substantial evidence that the book precipitated the American Civil War.” And from PMM, the catalog of the most influential books ever written: ”In the emotion charged atmosphere of mid-19th 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’…the social impact of on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since.”

Volumes measure 4.625” x 7.375” housed in blue clamshell cases and a custom slipcase. With provenance from famed dermatologist and collector Paul E. Bechet, with his library labels, causing shadowing to title pages. Spines of both volumes repaired, with some paper loss, more so on Vol. II with that back cover replaced. Light toning, wear and soiling. Overall a very good set.

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Nate D. Sanders Auctions has sold the following signed copies of Uncle Tom’s Cabin:

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Signed Book by Harriet Beecher Stowe — Very Rare Signed

Harriet Beecher Stowe signed and inscribed copy of her incendiary work “Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly.” Published by Houghton, Osgood and Company, The Riverside Press: Boston: 1879. The “Holiday Edition,” inscribed and signed by the author in pencil on a preliminary leaf, “Very truly yours / H. B. Stowe / Bay View House / Aug. 16 1879.” A specially-designed reinvention of the book with the first appearance of Stowe’s 31-page introduction in which she describes the book’s creation. Octavo hardcover runs 529 pages, profusely illustrated with 106 illustrations in the text, some full-page; additionally, a stereoview showing Stowe’s residence is laid in. Publisher’s three-quarter dark brown morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and rules, and all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Text bordered in red. Housed in a red cloth clamshell case with a red leather spine label lettered in gilt. Binding and corners rubbed. Binding somewhat shaken with rear hinge detached. Front hinge starting. Despite these flaws, a clean, very good copy of a title rarely encountered signed. Sold for $3,709.

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“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” Signed Book by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Click to enlarge.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Signed “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” — Also Includes Rare Inscribed Biblical Verse by Stowe

“Uncle Tom’s Cabin” signed and inscribed by Harriet Beecher Stowe dated 29 July 1893. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Company: 1893. Inscribed on the flyleaf, “Warren G. Kittredge with the best wishes / of his friend / Harriet Beecher Stowe / July 29 1893 / He that is faithful in that / which is least is faithful / also in much / Luke 16,10.” The Bible quote ties in with the sentiments Stowe writes of in Chapter XVII “The Freeman’s Defense”. The elderly Simeon encourages George with a quote from Psalms, and says “…it is often those who have least of all in this life whom He chooseth for the kingdom. Put thy trust in Him, and, no matter what befalls thee here, He will make all right hereafter.” Stowe’s signature is dark and clear. 566pp. hardcover has wear around edges and spine. Inside pages are heavily toned around edges, but very good condition otherwise. Front end papers with inscription are separated from binding. Small tear and crease along the right edge of the flyleaf just touching “that” and “faithful” of inscribed Biblical verse without any affect on legibility. In good condition. Sold for $3,000.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Signed “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.

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