Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good

Undated hardcover guestimated to be from the 1930s. Blue cloth covered board tips are bumped but not frayed. Backstrip of book sunned with a noticeable water drop mark, and a 1.5" split in the cloth at the head of the backstrip. Frontispiece and 4 other b/w full page plates plus a myriad of vignettes by Lucy Kemp Welch. 319 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Not exlib, no tears, no dj. Top edge of page block dyed blue. 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: Welch, Lucy Kemp


Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Daily Sketch Publications:

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller Id: 46982

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