Black Beauty, The Autobiography of a Horse, Reading Lessons on this favourite friend and servant of man by Anna Sewell
This lovely copy of the classic Black Beauty novel is not dated. However it has a dedication dated Oct-1-78 on the title page and is marked as third edition on the title page. The first edition of the story was released in 1877 and it is scarce to find early copies of this charming publication.
Original russet cloth boards with black imprint borders and decorations on the covers. The spotted/browned end papers list educational publishers. A tiny book sellers stamp on the front paste down. Black and white wood engraved frontis illustration. Dedication of previous owner on the title page dated “Oct – 1- 78” in browned ink. Lightly browned and clean pages. 8vo 247 printed pages. 8 pages of advertisements at the rear of the book.