Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly. With an Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Illustrated with Sixteen Lithographs by Miguel Covarrubias. [Limited Editions Club; signed by Covarrubias]
Illustrated edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic antebellum novel on Southern plantation slave life, first published in 1852. This fine press edition from 1938 is beautifully bound and embellished with 16 full-page illustrations by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias (1904–1957). The edition is limited to 1500 copies signed by Covarrubias. “The impact of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on the conscience of the nation, already tender from the outrages of the Fugitive Slave Law, was such that when Stowe came to the White House in 1862, Abraham Lincoln is said to have greeted her with the words, ‘So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.’” (ANB)
Description: Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly. With an Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Illustrated with Sixteen Lithographs by Miguel Covarrubias. [Limited Editions Club; signed by Covarrubias]
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1938. Frontispiece, xv, , 294, pp +  lithographic plates. L.E.C. #1357 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Sm. 4to. Publisher’s half morocco with marbled boards and gilt spine titling; all edges marbled; slipcase with printed spine titling. Elegant book plate on front pastedown, else Near Fine in Very Good slipcase.