Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Chicago, IL, U.S.A.: Thompson & Thomas , 1897. Minor edge and corner wear, scuffed and scratched, pages are toning, corners are bumped and rubbed, front hinge is cracked, shelf worn, small tear in the title page near the center of the spine, overall a clean and collectible memorial edition! Very very scarce! Green cloth with gilt lettering and gilt and black illustrations on the front cover and gilt lettering and black illustrations on the spine. 542 unmarked and uncreased historical pages nicely enhanced by black and white illustrations! "Art Memorial Edition Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe to Which is Added How Henry Ward Beecher Sold Slaves in Plymouth Church....Life of Harriett Beecher Stowe.....The Story of the Book.....And A Key to the Characters by Prof. Charles Morris." Extremely rare and hard-to-find! "It is to the Fugitive Slave Law that we owe 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' This law, passed in 1850, first brought the iniquity of slavery prominently before the people of the North. It permitted slave-owners to follow runaway slaves into the Northern States, and commanded the people of those States to aid in their capture. But the sympathies of a nation cannot be controlled by law. The attempts to seize the dark-skinned fugitives led to riots and rescues....." ----- from The Story of The Book.. Art Memorial Edition . Green Cloth. Good-/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.