1926 Black Beauty
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
First published in 1877, 'Black Beauty' is a classic novel, considered one of the first fictional animal autobiographies and a forerunner to the pony book. Although it was intended to educate an adult audience on the harsh treatment of horses in contemporary life, it is now seen as a piece of children's literature.
Written by Anna Sewell (1820-1878), an English novelist best known for this work.
Containing twenty-four full page colour illustrations, and many other in-text illustrations, by Lucy Kemp-Welch, a British painter who specialised in painting horses.
Containing the bookplate of D.J. Bartlett to the half title page.
This copy came from the library at Julians Park, Hertfordshire, the previous home of Audrey Pleydell-Bouverie (1902-1968). She was an English socialite and through her mother was the illegitimate granddaughter of King Edward VII.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart, with just a slight bit of fading to the spine and bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Previous owner's bookplate to the half title page. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean.
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