First Edition with George Cruikshank Illustrations

    Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin. With Twenty-seven Illustration on Wood by George Cruikshank, Esq. London: John Cassell, Ludgate Hill, 1852.

    Early edition, and the first edition illustrated by George Cruikshank. Octavo. xxiii, 391 pages. 28 illustrated plates, including the frontispiece.

    Publisher's black morocco shelf back and corners over marbled boards ruled in gilt. The spine is lettered and delicately decorated in gilt. Pale yellow coated endpapers. Significant rubbing to the covers, slightly bumped corners and head and foot of the spine, edges display some bumping, barely noticeable cracking to the front joint, some moisture damage to the paper edges, hinges just beginning to crack but still sound. Altogether a very good copy.

    First published in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin became the best selling novel of the nineteenth century. Originally illustrated by Hammatt Billings, this early edition was illustrated by English illustrator George Cruikshank, highly regarded for his illustrations for some of Charles Dickens most beloved works, Sketches by Boz and Oliver Twist. From the H. Barry Morris Collection.

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