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Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Seller Id: 47046

Condition: Near Fine


Undated, circa 1900 green cloth hardcover with black titles, gold gilt rosettes framing a black/white illustration of Black Beauty in his double bridle with a bit of a spooky eye. Original dust jacket matches the art on frt board only everything is in green on a beige background. Un-clipped, original dust jacket is super thin, nearly tissue weight, shows small chips at tips and spine ends with a triangular chip to tip of rear board. Internally, spine is cracked at chapter XXX, but all 244 pages are tight and holding fine. Not ex-library, no names or tears, and only negligible, occasional ... View more info

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Black Beauty The Story of the Ups and Downs of a Horse's Life

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, J. Coker and Co. Ltd: 1934

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 16854

ISBN: 0394836111

Condition: Fair


Blue cloth spine without a visible title. Lovely color paste-on cover art by Micklewright shows faint watermark at tip 1" of front and rear board but text remains clear. Edges rubbed & abraded (see pic). 128 p. text tight and browned with age but not brittle. Serious watermark at head and a crease that cracked the paper at lower fore-edge of rear board. All there but not pretty. Perfectly serviceable reading copy. Beautiful full page glossy color plates by G.P. Micklewright. A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experience with both good and bad masters. View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Breslich & Foss: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46933B

ISBN: 1850040354

Condition: Near Fine


Fine first edition, first printing hardcover in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with one barely bumped lower rear tip. One sizable gift dedication on illustrated fep, but no tears or soil in the profusely illustrated 168 pp text. Unclipped (and unpriced) dust jacket by Dinah Dryhurst has no damage and is now in new mylar to stay that way. Small 4to size = 9 14/16" tall x 7 5/8" wide 5/8" thick. Full color illustrated end papers show five horses running in a field. Gifted Aussie illustrator Dinah Dryhurst has re-created mid-Victorian period details in 30 full page water... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $24.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46945

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 fu... View more info

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Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Akron, OH, The Saalfield Publishing Co.: 1924

Seller Id: 47065

ISBN: 0861127692

Condition: Very Good


1924 1st printing hardcover of The Saalfield Publishing Co's Every Child's Library #3001 release in medium blue, 'tweedy' cloth covered boards with black titles showing sharp tips and spine ends, no soil, rubs or splits in cloth. Unclipped (and unpriced) color illustrated dj is a professional reproduction that shows a rare stall scene of Black Beauty eating hay. Two micro rubs at lower tips, else complete and displays beautifully in new mylar. Illustrated in b/w by Florence White Williams which consists of one b/w frontis and many silhouette type outlines throughout the volume. 234 pp tex... View more info

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Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, W. B. Conkey Company: 1905

Seller Id: MK46673

Condition: Fair


Straight and solid petite hardcover (6.75" x 5."), in medium blue colored cloth with red title in a gothic font on frt bd, regular black block font title on spine. Frt cover illustration is super faded (as well as having a lighter colored cup ring with a matching vertical smear through it. The once color illustration of a man holding a mare who has a dark colt by her side standing before a white fence and large pine tree. Boards soiled and marked but you can still make out: 'PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED' across the foot of the frt cover, and Young People's Cloth Library at head of rear cov... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NJ, Children's Classics: 1986

Seller Id: 46951

ISBN: 0517618842

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 14nd printing of the Children's Classics, NJ edition published 1986. A straight sharp hardcover in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends. Book is backed with a black leather spine with blue title box and bright gilt titles and horse head line drawing on the foot of the backstrip. 226 pp text is flawless save for carefully removed fep. Includes lovely b/w line drawings by Lucy Kemp-Welch throughout. View more info

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Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, The Platt & Munk Co. Inc.: 1911

Seller Id: 46960

Condition: Very Good


One of the more unique releases of this classic tale is this, probable reprint hardcover, as copyright page states Platt & Peck Co. 1911 and this volume is by the Platt & Munk Co. Inc. and has no edition mentioned, no year or printing number. Color frontis also dated 1911 in a circle along with some other lettering which I cannot make out. Straight and fairly sharp hardcover in black cloth covered boards with a surface worn but still pretty, pasted on portrait of a woman in a scarlet coat and a black hat with a red feather standing next to Black Beauty as he stands near a pasture fence. Fr... View more info

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Black Beauty Illustrated Junior Library

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $16.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap Inc.: 1945

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 38781

Condition: Near Fine


A beautiful copy. Reprint pictorial hardcover with light color loss on still sharp tips and spine ends. Tidy gift dedication on verso fep, small erasure mark on dk brn fep. With a red page block edge, the 301 p. text crisp and clean. Not exlib. Unclipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that was stretched to fit this larger verssion. It shows small chips at extrems and light color loss at frt board fore edge from orginally placed frt flap fold on smaller book. (see image). Head of spine has a chip that just touches the upper tip of the letter B in Black, 3/4" x 2" ... View more info

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Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $30.00

Publisher: OH, The World Publishing Co.: 1937

Seller Id: 47061

Condition: Very Good


1937 hardcover in light green cloth covered boards with double ruled vertical line aside script book title on frt cover, black titles/publisher on backstrip. Spine ends bumped with one 1/4" rub through on foot of spine. Tips lightly bumped but not rubbed. Not ex-library, no names or soil within. Hinge papers are fine, pages are browned and three have short tape repairs in margins only. 266 pp text has no illustrations or frontis. Original color illustrated dust wrapper in new mylar has front flap missing, small chips at tips and spine ends but still displays well on the shelf. Part o... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Dakers Limited: 1955

Seller Id: 47036

Condition: Very Good


A generic printing without a year published, circa 1955 as there is a gift dedication with that date on fep. No illustrator credited, frontispiece that matches the DJ art, plus four other full page black line drawings in the text. Nice unclipped (unpriced) dust jacket has some light chipping along upper edge, still displays well and is super rare in the dust wrapper. 188 pp text is crisp and clean. Re-affixed frontis makes the first three pages lay weird, all pages secure and holding fine. A truly uncommon edition of this classic story. View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Paul Hamlyn: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 32869

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in illustrated boards with lightly rubbed tips, one small area of color loss on cover. 60 p. spine cracked at pg 9, all pages tight and holding fine. Light finger soil, lovely illustrations by Monique Gorde. Very uncommon edition of this classic tale: A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experience with both good and bad masters. View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $15.00

Publisher: OH, Weekly Reader Books: 1983

Seller Id: 47015

Condition: Near Fine


Attractive hardcover in blue paper covered boards with gilt framed drawing of black beauty rearing in a field of tall grass with white cottage in background. Bright gilt titles on cover and backstrip. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp, faint soil spot in frt gutter barely noticeable. Former owner's name in space provided on frt pastedown, else no marks, tears, soil (or illustrations) within the 208 pp text. It is a Weekly Reader Classics book with no mention of edition, or ISBN, only states copyright 1983 by Sharon Publications, Inc. This is the dramatic and heartwarming tale of Black Be... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Longmeadow Press: 1986

Seller Id: 46950

ISBN: 0681400587

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 2nd printing of the Longmeadow, NY edition published 1986. A straight sharp hardcover in glossy illustrated paper covered boards showing bumped spine ends and lower tips, upper tips sharp, there are a couple of indentations on boards. 226 pp text is flawless save for tidy gift dedication in space provided on fep. Includes lovely b/w line drawings by Lucy Kemp-Welch throughout. View more info

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Black Beauty His Grooms and Companions The "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The H. M. Caldwell Co.: 1890

Seller Id: 47037

Condition: Good


Uncommon, undated publication by The H. M. Caldwell Co., NY. Copyright page states: 1894 by J. Hovendon & Company. Antique hardcover with tan cloth covered backstrip with black title, horsehead silhouette and 5 tiny horseshoe decorations. Black, tan, green and cream illustration of a Victorian woman standing at Black Beauty's double-bridled head wearing cream colored globes and a extra long, grass green riding habit is pasted onto front board. Measures 8 3/4" tall x 7 1/4" wide x 1 1/4" thick. This is a solid, personal or working copy = All there but not pretty, and priced ac... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company: 1960

Seller Id: MK46697

Condition: Good


Whitman Classics edition, a glossy unabridged edition in illustrated hardcover boards. Black and blue full page plates plus a smaller vignette at t illustrations and a few color plates. Good condition, front hinge tender. No dj, has cream fleur de lis on sky blue endpapers, no names or tears. Corners & spine ends bumped and rubbed, 284 page block browned and sort of brittle. Black Beauty telllse story of his life in 'first horse person View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company: 1938

Seller Id: 46932

Condition: Very Good


Possible 1st illustrated Whitman edition that is stated 1938 Illustrations copyright. Hardcover in red cloth covered boards showing bumped spine ends, tips still sharp. Black title & illustration of Black Beauty on frt cover, and title on spine. Illustrated b/w line drawn endpapers show B.B. galloping free in a grassy paddock. No names, not exlib. 234 pp text is browned and brittle but you can still handle and read this volume. Unclipped dust jacket has a beautiful color head shot of B.B. looking over a floral hedge with a yellow border, yellow backstrip, and yellow and blue rear panel w... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Breslich & Foss: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46933

ISBN: 1850040354

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition, first printing hardcover in glossy illustrated paper covered boards with one barely bumped lower rear tip. No names, tears or soil in the profusely illustrated 168 pp text. Unclipped (and unpriced) dust jacket by Dinah Dryhurst has no damage and is now in new mylar to stay that way. Small 4to size = 9 14/16" tall x 7 5/8" wide 5/8" thick. Full color illustrated end papers show five horses running in a field. Gifted Aussie illustrator Dinah Dryhurst has re-created mid-Victorian period details in 30 full page watercolors and 23 b/w line drawings. 2 I... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46947

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 shor... View more info

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Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bath, England, Robert Frederick Ltd.: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46979

Condition: Very Good


First edition by this publisher. Nice hardcover with a vintage art reproduction on frt board of Black Beauty as a colt standing in a pasture next to his grazing 'Mum'. Book backstrip printed to appear as an older fine binding with 6 panel spine and elaborate gilt separations. Rear board has some outer cello layer raised but no chips or loss. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped, no names, tears or soil in the profusely illustrated with b/w line drawings and vintage art reproductions. 229 pp text is crisp and clean. View more info