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Author
STOWE, Harriet Beecher.
Title
Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Published
Paris: chez Bulla Frères et Jouy Editeurs, Londres: chez E. Gambart & C°, New York: Emile Seitz, Berlin: Fd Ebner, sd (second half 19th century)
Description
Folio. Plates only. Quarter blue cloth cardboard covered boards with ties. Some rubbing and staining to boards, but contents good. Set of 8 lithographed plates beautifully heightened by hand in contemporary colour, printed by Lemercier in Paris. 5 plates are lithographed by Régnier (plates 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8), 3 plates by Bettannier (plates 3, 4 and 5). Some light foxing in margins. This set illustrates the classic American book of Uncle Tom's Cabin. 'The social impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since' (PMM 332). A very fine set indeed.

Colour plates in order:

1. Eliza and George Harris.
2. Mrs Bird.
3. Evangeline and Tom.
4. Lucy and her Child.
5. Mrs Marie Ste Clare.
6. Topsy and Mrs Ste Clare.
7. Cassy and Tom.
8. Emeline and her mother.
Hand coloured plates
8
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
Literature, Portraits, The Americas
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1511