Black Beauty. Anna Sewell.
Black Beauty
Black Beauty
Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Boston: The American Humane Education Society, (1890). First US edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Buff colored boards printed in black. A fine copy with only a trace of wear.


Housed in a custom morocco clamshell case with Beauty outlined in relief on the upper cover and the title tooled in blind. The representation on the upper board is taken from the first illustrated edition of Black Beauty.


Originally published in England in 1877, it became an instant best seller. The first edition described it as an autobiography of a horse, translated from the original equine. It is published in the US by the American Humane Society. First issue with Introductory Chapter dated February 12, 1890 and ads on endpapers dated March, 1890.

. Fine. Item #20365

Price: $2,000.00

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