Limited Signed Edition Together with the Volume of "Life and Letters"
STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe. With biographical introductions, portraits, and other illustrations. In sixteen volumes. Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press , 1896. [Together with:] Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Edited by Annie Fields. Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press, 1897.
Large-Paper Edition. One of a few sets (out of a total edition of 250) with an inserted leaf signed by Stowe before her death (dated “Jan. 4th 1896”). This being number 12. Together seventeen octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches; 214 x 143 mm). Frontispieces in all volumes and added engraved titles in all volumes of The Writings. Title-pages in red and black.

Three-quarter brown levant morocco, ruled in gilt, over marbled boards. Spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. Some very minor rubbing to board edges. Spines uniformly lightly sunned. Overall a near fine set.

The inserted leaves designated for this edition were signed by Stowe over a period of six months, the leaf in this copy bears the earliest date recorded.

BAL 19508 and 19509. Hildreth, p. 141.

HBS # 68002 $6,500