The Liberator
[Unsigned, probably William Lloyd Garrison]
Boston: 17 December 1852


  We are indebted to the enterprising publishers of this world-thrilling work, Messrs. John P. Jewett & Co., for a copy of the superb Illustrated Edition, just published, containing no less than one hundred and forty-five Original Designs, by Billings, evincive of the versatile and exquisite genius of the artist, and engraved by two of the most distinguished artists in America, in a most admirable manner. This edition is in one volume, at the following prices:—Cloth, $2.50; Cloth, full gilt, $3.50; Extra Turkey, full gilt, $5.00—the last constituting, in every respect, one of the most beautiful and attractive volumes ever published in the United States, and worthy a place on the centre table of every household able to purchase a copy of it. Evidently, the publishers have spared neither pains nor expense to make it unrivalled in the publishing line; and as a gift book for Christmas and the New Year, it will doubtless take precendence of every other. Accompanying it is a capital likeness of Mrs. Stowe, the gifted authoress, and an ideal face of "Little Eva," for the frontispiece, exquisitely conceived and executed. The paper, typography, and binding are all that can be desired to gratify the eye or the taste.

  In this connection we would warmly recommend to the patronage of "the Million," the cheap edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by the same publishers, in one volume, on good paper and large fair type at the very low price of 37 1-2 cents! Let it be circulated far and wide, till it shall have penetrated "every log-house beyond the mountains," and been perused by every individual who can read, from the child six years old to the aged veteran whose sight is not yet wholly extinct,—touching every heart and moistening every eye, and swelling the tide of feeling and sentiment against the hideous system of slavery, until it becomes irresistible, giving freedom to all in bonds, and peace and reconciliation to the whole land.