London: Clarke, Beeton, and Co., 1853. 8 engravings. Second British Edition without Appendix. Blind- & gilt-stamped brown cloth. Small 8vo, blind- & gilt-stamped dark olive publisher's cloth, 8 steel-cut illustrations, decorative green endpapers with advertisements, viii + 504 pages + [2:] free decorative endpaper with Clarke, Beeton, and Co. ads on recto & verso; rear pastedown continues the ads. Very Good + / None. Item #3715
Scarce British commentary with relevant documents by Harriet Beecher Stowe on her enormously influential novel. The second edition was published in the same year (1853) as the first but lacks an appendix.
SUPERIOR CONDITION: tight, clean copy with some shelf wear: rubbing mainly to the top and bottom of the spine & a bit to corners; cloth otherwise quite clean with little wear. Slight losses to top & trailing edges of front pastedown. Moderate uniform age-toning. Faded gold lettering on spine. Previous owner's handsome signature with flourish on verso of half title; also calling card on front pastedown affixed to printed advertisement for Clarke, Beeton & Co.'s Works.