STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. 1811-1896.
Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly. Boston: John P. Jewett & Company; Cleveland: Jewett, Proctor & Worthington, 1852. 2 volumes. [iii]-x, -312; IV, -322 pp. Illustrated with 6 plates, title-page vignettes. 12mo. Original brown cloth, heavily stamped in gilt, a.e.g. Light spotting mainly to preliminary and final leaves, small stain to second volume, bindings with careful repair at spine, some rubbing and shelfwear, an attractive set.
First edition, rare gift binding, heavily decorated. "In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-nineteenth-century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell" (PMM). BAL 19343; Grolier Club 100 American Books 61; Printing and the Mind of Man 332.
Provenance: From the collection of M.B. Goldstone.