Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $18.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Uncommon edition of this complete and unabridged 1968 hardcover in illustrated paper covered boards in fall hues showing wrap around art on both boards and backstrip.#2838 imprinted at foot of spine by publisher. Black beauty head study wearing a double bridle ready for the hunt field on the lightly soiled and surface worn frt board, a pastoral 19th century painting of a stately home surrounded by fields and framed with mature trees that sort of blur out at the periphery as if in a halcyon dream. Corners bumped and lightly rubbed w/color loss at tips. Spine ends show more rubbing with short breaks in the paper but no big losses. Hefty 128 page block is sewn and all pages present and holding fine but inner hinges are somewhat wobbly. Still more than serviceable personal copy filled with color and b/w line drawings, sketches and vignettes on nearly every page. Text is crisp, bright and without any page turning 'dents'. One brief to/from/date on upper tip of fep, one soil dot found at fore-edge of page block and a pair of 1/2" short repaired, closed tears at foot of title page and page 1. Endpapers display a painting of a huge meadow with the manor house off in the distance. Black Beauty, Ginger and Merrylegs are in the fore front of this fenced field in the shade of some very large trees with scraggly branches bare of leaves.

Title: Black Beauty

Author Name: Sewell, Anna

Illustrator: Bown, Derek; Bevins, John

Categories: HORSE STORIES - BLACK BEAUTY,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: 46947

Keywords: Complete and Unabridged, Cart Horses, London Cab Horses, #2838,