F. M. Lupton Editions

  Lupton published at least two inexpensive (not to say cheap) paperback editions of Stowe's novel, each illustrated with the same 12 full-page black-and-white drawings. The version that appeared in Lupton's "Arm Chair Series" ("EACH NUMBER CONTAINS A COMPLETE NOVEL BY A POPULAR AUTHOR") probably came first. Readers paid 25 cents for its 175 double-column, closely packed pages. The "Chimney Corner Series" edition used the same format, and also sold for a quarter, but featured a newly-drawn cover illustration, which you can see at the end of the set of icons at left. Click on any of them to enlarge.
THE ARM CHAIR SERIES No. 62: Uncle Tom's Cabin. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. (New York: F. M. Lupton, 1893)
THE CHIMNEY CORNER SERIES No. 17: Uncle Tom's Cabin. By Harriet Beecher Stowe. (New York: F. M. Lupton, c1900)
Courtesy the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford CT.