1900 Rare Book - BLACK BEAUTY, the Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell.
Author : Anna Sewell.
Title : Black Beauty, the Autobiography of a Horse.
Publisher : Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, no date (circa 1900).
Language : Text in English.
Size : 7 " X 5.5 ".
Pages : 199 pages.
Binding : Very good and attractive full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, gift note of a previous owner on first endpaper).
Illustrations : Nicely illustrated with 50 illustrations.
The book : Rare binding for this attractive Altemus 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 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, which is now considered one of the top ten best selling novels for children ever written, although it was intended at the time for an adult audience.
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