1966 Rare Bayntun for Brentano's binding - BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell illustrated by Lucy Kemp-Welch.
Author: Anna Sewell. (Illustrated by Lucy Kemp-Welch).
Title: Black Beauty.
Publisher: London, J.M. Dent, 1966.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xi-226 pages.
Binding: Attractive and Fine binding, finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere for Brentano's in full blue polished calf, covers with double gilt borders, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two red morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges, gilt-turn- ins, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight and clean - as shown, ex-libris of a previous owner (John Gadd) on front endpaper).
Illustrations: Complete with the 8 wonderful illustrations in full color and many drawings in the text by Lucy Kemp-Welch.
The book: Scarce in such a beautiful Bayntun-Riviere Binding for Brentano's! Beautiful Edition of Black Beauty - an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, but having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success. With fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time.
The illustrator: Lucy Elizabeth Kemp-Welch (20 June 1869 – 27 November 1958) was a British painter and teacher who specialized in painting working horses. She is best known for the paintings of horses in the military service she produced during World War One and for her illustrations to the 1915 edition of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty.
The author: Anna Sewell (30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878) was an English novelist. She is well known as the author of the 1877 novel Black Beauty, her only published work, which is now considered one of the top ten best-selling novels for children, although it was intended at the time for an adult audience. She died only five months after Black Beauty's publication, having lived long enough to see her only novel become a success.
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