Category: HORSE STORIES - BLACK BEAUTY

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Black Beauty In Words of One Syllable

By: Gorham, Mrs. J. C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, A. L. Burt Company: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46961

Condition: Very Good


First Edition of this hardcover publication by A. L. Burt Company 1905. An attractive book in illustrated blue/gray background cloth showing Black Beauty in a paddock under a tree branch on a bluebird day. Corners and spine ends bumped and rubbed, black lettered spine title dull but still legible, cloth at spine ends (more at the head) rubbed, see image. Tidy Christmas 1906 gift dedication on fep, a stray double line of a snail trail looking mark on copyright page, remainder of 109 pp text crisp and without tears, only occasional light finger soil in margins. Profusely illustrated with b/... 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 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: $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: $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

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

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

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 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

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Daily Sketch Publications:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46982

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 Cab... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NJ, Calla Editions: 2015

Seller Id: 46952

ISBN: 1606600826

Condition: New


Brand new, gift quality, never-read hardcover in black cloth covered boards with bright silver titles and illustration of Black Beauty as a colt alongside his mother grazing in a pasture. A stunning gift book suitable for the fussiest collector. This is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1912 by Jarrold's Publishers, London. This is a straight sharp hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. 291 pp text is flawless, no marks inside, no page 'dents' from turning and filled with 18 glorious full page color plates by one of our favorites: Cecil Aldin. 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 His Grooms and Companions

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Gollancz Children's Paperbacks: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 47016

ISBN: 0575048476

Condition: Near Fine


Handsome 3rd printing of the first Gollancz UK edition. Straight, solid soft cover in black background card covers with pretty color illustrated cover showing Black Beauty in harness pulling a four wheeled short wagon. Bright spine & cover titles in red and gilt. Lightly brushed tips show negligible color loss. Endpapers show white line drawings on black backgrounds of 17 horses and foals romping loose, hauling loads in harness, or tied on an auction line. No former owner's names, soil, tears or problems in the 214 pp text and the glossy covers show only a few, light surface scratches. P... View more info

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Black Beauty Abridged Illustrated Classics

By: Sewell, Anna; Abridged by Elaine Ife

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Newmarket, England, Brimax Books: 1991

Seller Id: 46986

ISBN: 0861127692

Condition: Fine


Gift quality, 1991 2nd printing of the 1985 UK Brimax Books First edition in slick color illustrated hardcovers showing sharp tips and spine ends. This is a stunning volume with some of the finest illustrations we've seen for this classic tale. All 4 endpapers have a glorious winter foxhunting scene with pink-coated Master of Hounds galloping with the pack over a cleared, snow-covered field with leafless trees and pines in the background. Not exlib, no names, tears or soil in the 80 pp profusely illustrated text. Believe it was not published with a dj. View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna; Adapted and Abridgedb by Alice Thorne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 31947

ISBN: 0448022508

Condition: Very Good


Brilliant sharp square pictorial hardcover with wrap around color art on entire volume. Boards show light color loss to tips, spine ends. Light abrasion at foot of illustrated rear end paper and a hint of a rub in clouded sky which is hard to see. 61 pp text tight and unmarked. Well illustrated in color and b/w including one of the better fox hunting scenes we've seen in this story. View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna; Edited by Althea L. Clinton

Price: $28.00

Publisher: OH, The Saalfield Publishing Company: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46999

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in iillustrated paper covered boards with red background and head portrait in color of Black Beauty on frt and rear boards. Color loss and bumping at extremities, 1/4" split at head of frt gutter and a few surface indentations from storage. Not exlib, no names, tears or soil found but a scrape mark seen across the foot of boards and page block. The un-paginated 154 pp text is browned but not brittle. Only previous ownership mark is a vintage Santa Claus sticker surrounded by 4 gold stars on the fep. Darling and uncommon 'pocket sized' chunky book measuring 5 3... View more info

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The Annotated Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna; Intro and Annotations by Ellen B. Wells and Anne Grimshaw

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 47003

ISBN: 0851314384

Condition: Fine


Collectible, gift quality first edition, first printing hardcover in navy blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt spine title and circle illustration in gilt showing Black Beauty resting under a tree in his field. Spine ends and tips still sharp. Not exlib, No former owner's names, no tears or soil anywhere. 469 pp text is crisp, tight, bright and uncreased. This hefty tome is *profusely* illustrated in color and b/w drawings throughout as well as many full page, full color painting reproductions on glossy paper by a myriad of gifted artists, illustrators, and ad men (because of repro... View more info

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Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna; Intro by Alma B. Caldwell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: PA, The John C. Winston Company: 1927

Seller Id: 46963

Condition: Good


First John C. Winston printing 1927. A straight and solid hardcover in black cloth covered boards with embossed spine title that has no gilt remaining. Tips and spine ends bumped and rubbed with a few short splits in the cloth at spine ends, the largest being 5/8' at head of backstrip. Front board has a large paste-on color art plate surrounded by a ruled gilt line that has only 20% of the gilt remaining. This image is stunning without chips or surface wear/color loss. Scene is of a lovely redhead woman wearing a long green riding jacket, crisp white shirt, red mens necktie, white string... View more info

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Anna Sewell's Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna; Retold by Carruth, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: WI, Golden Press/ Western Publishing Co.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44151

ISBN: 0307147533

Condition: Very Good


1st US edition hardcover in matte illust paper covered boards with color illust of Black Beauty running amongst the puddles in a large paddock. Illustrated endpps have crossed out name/addy at head of fep. Corners and spine ends show color loss but remain fairly sharp. Text fine, unpg, approx 64 pp. No dj. Not a former library book. A re-telling and abridgment of Anna Sewell's classic horse story done in large size (11 3/4" x 8 3/4") with full color art throughout for the young ones. View more info