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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly
by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

London: John Cassell, 1852. 13 original parts. First English edition with illustrations by George Cruikshank. Frontis present as shown. Original publisher's binding with decoration in blind on upper and lower covers. Spine missing. Still bound. All text and introduction present. One page of adverts at rear.

Originally published serially from June 5, 1851-April 1, 1852 in the American abolitionist periodical The National Era, Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel about the human cost of slavery in the American South. Inspired by the increased stringency of the Fugitive Slave Law after the Compromise of 1850, the novel features two African-American slaves trying to preserve their families in spite of their often abusive oppression. Tom, the title character, is a religious man and chooses to work within the slavery system to ensure his family's protection. Alternately, the other main character, Eliza Harris, chooses to flee slavery and escape to freedom in Canada. Throughout the text, Stowe preaches her own Christian beliefs as a means to abolishing slavery, encouraging compassion, mercy, and forgiveness as solutions. Originally published in book form in two volumes by John P. Jewett and Co. in Boston on March 20, 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin was an instant best seller, with 300,000 copies sold in the United States and 1.5 million copies sold in Great Britain within the first year. Due to its immediate popularity, Uncle Tom's Cabin has a complicated printing history in Great Britain, where it was pirated multiple times before authorized publication. This first Cassell edition is very collectible, by virtue of Cruikshank's wood engravings.

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