Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $24.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


1908 First edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with black titles and black head portrait of Black Beauty on cover. No date listed - we are using 1908 as the oldest copy of this publisher we've seen for sale that had a handwritten gift dedication on a fep, so we know it was published then or earlier. There is no writing in this copy. One of the plates has some light yellow foxing (see image, the lower left image of Merrylegs looking down at the little boy she just pitched. Hinge papers repaired 245 pp text is tight and bright with 9 full page plates. First published under the full title: Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Equine, by Jarrold and Sons London in 1877, the novel now known as simply Black Beauty was written by English author Anna Sewell. The first American editions from 1890 have the added title ' The "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the Horse' as promoters of the novel hoped it would do for animal welfare what Stowe's novel did for the abolition of slavery. Anna Sewell was born in 1820 in Great Yarmouth, England. She suffered an accident as a child that left her crippled and dependent on carriage horses as her main source of mobility. She began writing Black Beauty in 1871, and continued through 1877 though her health was deteriorating. In December 1876 she wrote in her diary "I have been confined to the house and to my sofa, from time to time, when I am able, been writing what I think will turn out a little book, its special aim being to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses".

Title: Black Beauty

Author Name: Sewell, Anna

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: HORSE STORIES - BLACK BEAUTY,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, George W. Jacobs & Co.: 1908

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 16mo - over 5

Seller Id: 46945

Keywords: Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse.,