1911 Rare First Illustrated Edition by Maude Scrivener - BLACK BEAUTY, Autobiography of a Horse by A. Sewell.
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Author: Anna Sewell. (Maude Scrivener, illustrator).
Title: Black Beauty, the Autobiography of a Horse. With twelve illustrations in color by Maude Scrivener.
Publisher: Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs & Co., no date (1911). First Illustrated Edition by Maude Scrivener.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 295 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in this binding variant!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, endpapers inner hinge lightly worn but still tight - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful twelve full-page color illustrations by Maude Scrivener
The book: Rare First Illustrated Edition by Maude Scrivener 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, best known as the author of the classic novel Black Beauty. Published late in her life, the book quickly gained popularity and remains a favorite among animal enthusiasts and readers around the globe.
The illustrator: Maude Scrivener's exquisite color illustrations bring to life the tale of Black Beauty, adding depth and richness to Sewell's evocative narrative. Her artistic style perfectly complements the story, making this edition a true collector's item.
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