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The 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

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

c1855 - London - Clarke, Beeton and Co.

7" by 4.5"; viii, 392pp

 


 

DETAILS

The supporting text to Uncle Tom's Cabin.

This work was published in order to confirm the accuracy of Harriet Stowe's depiction of slavery in her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. This work also reflects on Stowe's own anti-slavery views. 

This work was written by Stowe to prove that she had not exaggerated or misrepresented slavery in her previous work, as she had been accused. 

This is an early U.K edition and is undated. Dated using Copac and inscription to the recto of front endpaper.

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. She energised anti-slavery forces in the American North whilst provoking widespread anger in the South.

CONDITION

In original full cloth binding. Externally, bumped to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Light rubbing to the joints. Small loss to the head and tail of spine due to rubbing. Spine label is rubbed. Small ink spill to the front board. Front hinge is strained but firm with evidence of adhesive repairs. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper dated '55. Rear hinge is strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned to edges with occasional light spots. Overall: GOOD.


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