1885 hardcover edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin
, signed by the author, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896). The book (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston, 1885), has been signed and personally inscribed as a gift by Stowe on the front flyleaf: "Louis Smith/A Christmas gift/from his friend &/well wishes/H. B. Stowe/Dec 25, 1885." Both the inscription and signature are boldly scripted in black fountain pen and grade "10." The green, illustrated boards display moderate-to-heavy wear and separation along the spine that has resulted in a number of detached pages, including the inscribed front flyleaf. All of the pages are moderately toned. In Good condition overall. Signed copies of Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin are highly sought after by collectors and are seldom seen at auction. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA. Pre certified by Steve Grad and Brian Sobrero/Beckett Authentication. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+.
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