Front Cover Fridays #14

Here we have the second best selling book of the 19th-century (behind only the Bible)…

It was originally written as a 40-week series for an abolitionist magazine called the National Era, but the first bounded edition of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Life Among the Lowly” was published as a two volume set in 1852. Though one could take a quick glance and think these were a couple of old mud bricks, or even a pair of dried up cigars from the binding angle, the cover is actually an embossed brown cloth exterior. Super old and super delicate.

Every time I see an antique front cover, I always wonder how many people have thumbed through this exact copy. And if you hurry over to Abe Books, you can purchase this exact copy with only $4.00 shipping and handling


About APC

Following his days in the Octagon, APC worked for an undisclosed amount of time tracking and studying a colony of Yetis in eastern Nepal (read more about his travels in his memoir, "Backgammon 101: Let the Yeti Win"). Nowadays, he spends his time in Havana fitting model ships inside glass bottles, and counting his gold bullions with his chimpanzee, Don Ultimo.
Currently Reading:
-Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson
-East of Eden by John Stienbeck
-Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie

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