Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1938, Custom Sims Binding
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias
Published by the Heritage Press, New York in 1938
Custom Binding by Sims Bindery, Mamhilad, South Wales
Full Title: Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly
Binding Details: Fine contemporary binding by the Sims Bindery of three-quarter morocco leather over contrasting cloth boards with decorative raised bands to the spine, gilt ruling and titling, and floral themed gold gilt devices. There are gold gilt lines to the boards, hand-sewn silk endbands, patterned endpapers, and speckled page ends. Laid into the book is a signed card from Andrew Sims stating that the book was bound by the Sims Bindery.
Book Details: Originally published in 1852. this is the 1938 Heritage Press edition of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly” that features black-and-white lithographs by Miguel Covarrubias. From the publisher, “The narrative drive of Stowe's classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti-slavery sentiments. In fact, it is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn characters and has earned a place in both literary and American history. Stowe's puritanical religious beliefs show up in the novel's final, overarching theme—the exploration of the nature of Christianity and how Christian theology is fundamentally incompatible with slavery.”
The book measures approximately 10.5” x 7.25” with 294 pages and an introduction by Raymond Weaver, author’s preface, and table of contents.
Condition Report: The binding is in FINE condition. Internally, the book is exceptionally clean with no signs of previous ownership. Overall, this is a beautiful binding by the Sims Bindery that houses one of the great literary works of the nineteenth century.
Photographs of the binding, signed Sims binder’s card, and some illustrations from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.