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    Inscribed by Harriet Beecher Stowe

    Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly. New Edition, with Illustrations, and a Bibliography of the Work together with an Introductory Account of the Work. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, The Riverside Press, 1879.

    First edition thus, and one of 3,016 copies of the "Holiday Edition." Inscribed and signed by the author in pencil on a preliminary leaf, "Very truly yours / H. B. Stowe / Bay View House / Aug. 16 1879." Octavo. [lxviii], [1]-529 pages. Profusely illustrated with 106 illustrations in the text, some full-page.

    Publisher's three-quarter dark brown morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and rules. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Text bordered in red. Housed in a red cloth clamshell case with a red leather spine label lettered in gilt. Binding noticeably rubbed and worn. Corners rubbed. Binding somewhat shaken with rear hinge detached. Front hinge starting. Two signatures standing proud. Despite these flaws, a clean, very good copy of a title rarely encountered signed.

    A specially-designed reinvention of the book with the first appearance of Stowe's 31-page introduction in which she describes the book's creation. A stereoview showing Stowe's residence is laid in.

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    June, 2010
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
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