Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1852 27 George Cruikshank Illustrations


Uncle Tom’s Cabin. With Twenty-seven Illustrations on Wood by George Cruikshank, Esq. London: John Cassell, Ludgate Hill, 1852.

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Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. With Twenty-seven Illustrations on Wood by George Cruikshank, Esq. London: John Cassell, Ludgate Hill, 1852.  There is a title-page vignette “Topsy and Eva” plus a full-page portrait of Mrs. Stowe as a frontispiece (the twenty-eighth illustration). 8vo.  Collation:  3 initial blanks; frontispiece; title-page; preface to the American edition; contents and list of illustrations; introduction; “Mrs. Stowe and Her Family”; and “Results”; 391 pages of text, the verso of page 391 is a list of publisher’s advertisements for ladies’ books; 1 final blank; in this copy the original black figured cloth covers and spine of this illustrated English edition are bound in at the end.

Frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Stowe and the illustrated title-page.

Bound in full tan calf, gilt-ruled, re-backed, remains of the original back-strip laid back down. Top page edge only gilded.  Gilt-ruled leather book plates of philanthropist Alva B. Gimbel  pasted down on the inside front cover and again on the recto of the initial blank. Very occasional marginal spotting, but still a good  copy, this illustrated abolitionist classic has a description of the efforts in England to assist Mrs. Stowe with her fund-raising efforts in the one-page account titled “Results.” Cohn, 777. (Cohn states this Cruikshank-illustrated edition appeared originally in 13 parts in paper wrappers, and was then issued in black cloth with uncut edges.) Die Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch, 2189. In its day, the only book to out-sell Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the Bible.

Full-page engraving, horizontal image, “The Death of Uncle Tom.”
The inside front cover, showing the gold and leather bookplate of Alva B. Gimbel and the dark-green endpapers.
Front cover, showing repairs to spine.

The racial stereotypes depicted in the language and images of this publication do not reflect the views, beliefs or opinions of the bookseller.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Mammoth Uncle Tom’s Cabin Theatrical Touring Company Double Broadside

PICTORIAL EDITION of The Theodore Tilton – Rev Henry Ward Beecher Adultery TRIAL Brooklyn New York in 1875

Ticket-Pass to the Tilton vs Beecher Trial in Brooklyn 1875

Bessie Turner’s Testimony and Early Comic Booklet by Livingston Hopkins 1875

John Wilkes Booth as Romeo in Boston May 1864 Broadside

Slavery Debate in British Parliament 1806 with Fold-out Slave Ship Illustration

Fighting Cock #3 Original Woodcut by African American Artist Walter Williams Created in 1964