Uncle Tom’s Cabin. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1979.

$55.00

Author, activist, and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe was a defining figure of 19th-century America. She led several campaigns for the Abolitionist movement, staunchly advocating for the freedom and fair treatment of Black people in America. She also spoke up for women’s rights, publishing regularly in periodicals about women’s issues and the injustices of servile marriage. Her greatest accomplishment, however, is probably Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the Abolitionist novel that instigated real change across the globe. First serialized in The National Era, a leading Abolitionist paper, Uncle Tom’s Cabin quickly garnered readership and was soon published in two volumes. The book-form publication instantly sold hundreds of thousands of copies, becoming one of the bestselling books of the century. Reading groups and debates surrounding slavery cropped up across the United States and the world, with the novel’s harsh depictions of slavery stirring readers against the abhorred practice. It made Stowe an international celebrity. Uncle Tom’s Cabin remains one of the most influential novels of all time, a fact recognized by this edition. It is part of the Easton Press 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. It pairs Stowe’s classic with illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias, acclaimed painter and illustrator who was well-acquainted with many Harlem Renaissance artists. Covarrubias also famously documented art from the Olmec civilization, a pioneer in that regard.

This collector’s edition is in fine condition. In the original blue leather boards, elaborately gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. Covarrubias’ illustrations superb.

A fine collector’s copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1979.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in