London: Routledge and Company; C.H. Clarke and Co., 1852. Octavo. Item #027530
Third edition. 380 pages. Illustrated with 40 Besides this authorized version, there were twenty different pirated editions printed in London in 1852. When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beech Stowe according to Stowe family tradition he said: "So you're the little woman that started this great war!". While the quote is improbable, the work created one of the greatest literary fire storms in history. A fascinating study can also be found by reading the reviews of the book in South Carolina where reviewers, of course, attacked it though it was being sold regularly in the book stores of that state. Bound in 3/4 green morocco over green cloth, raised bands, compartments lettered and fully decorated in gilt, all edge marbled with matching endpapers, bookplate of John S. Shafter with his signature on title page. A very good copy.