New York: The Modern Library #261, 1962. Reprint of 1938 ML. Cloth. 12mo (7 1/4" x 5"), gray cloth with black labels & gold lettering on spine and front cover plus gilded running torchbearer logos, Introduction by Raymond Weaver, archival mylar-protected lettered dark green dust jacket (unclipped), ML/Bernhard gray-&-white torchbearer endpapers, publisher's black topstain, xxiii, [xxiv] + 552 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #6278
Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (1811 – 1896) was an American abolitionist and author. She came from the famous highly religious Beecher family, and is best known for her bestselling novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The book became enormously influential by energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South.
A SUPERIOR copy internally in a NF slightly rubbed dj of the handy Modern Library edition with an excellent introduction. Scarce title especially with such a bright dj without price-clipping, two faint ~ 1" hard-to-see vertical lines lower right of front cover, and minor wear to the head and foot of the spine plus one white fleck left of "UNCLE."
Toledano's Guide (pp.165, 176) places the printing of this design for this stye of dust jacket rear panel from 1944-53, while the number "408" printed inside the dj indicates a printing in 1962, thus making this a reprint of the 1938 ML edition.