Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 54

Price Realized: $ 3,360
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER. Uncle Tom's Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly. Frontispiece, engraved half-title and copiously illustrated by Hammett Billings. Tall crown 8vo, original gilt-pictorial cloth, expertly re-backed with the original spine laid down; all edges gilt; tips lightly rubbed. Enclosed in a specially made 1/4 red morocco clam-shell box. Boston: Jewett, 1853

Additional Details

first illustrated edition, inscribed by william lloyd garrison on christmas day, 1852: "Ann T. G. Phillips. From her very grateful and most affectionate friend, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Boston, Christmas Day, 1852." The 117 illustrations for this edition were drawn by Hammett Billings who had done the seven that appeared in the two-volume edition. BAL 19527.