Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among The Lowly

Bound With 1st Ed. Of A Key To Uncle Tom's Cabin; Presenting The Original Facts, Etc

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John P. Jewett, Boston, 1853. FIRST EDITION double column “Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin” bound together following FIRST EDITION double column “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, 193d thousand (refers to this being among the first 193,000 printed.) 9 ½ x 6 inches, marbled page block, brown half leather with brown cloth boards, 4 raised bands on the spine, gilt titles. Some wear to the binding evident. A cloth repair to the bottom of the spine and a crack along the outer front hinge. Thus, the early original publisher printing of Uncle Tom's Cabin is presented in this volume with the first edition of an amazing document, “THE KEY” is crammed with horrific true stories about deplorable abuse of Negro slaves, as thoroughly documented by author Stowe. In 1852, after the release of the classic work Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, about the horrors of Negro slavery, there was a chorus of voices from both North and South asserting that the novel was a tissue of lies and half truths. To answer her critics, Stowe issued a work titled A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin, Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon which the Story is Founded, Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of the Work. Issued by the original publisher of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Rarely found in these earliest bound together volumes. 428 pages (166 + 262.)