Black Beauty. Illustrated by Lucy Kemp-Welch (1926)

Author: Anna Sewell

Book ID: 63841

Price: 150.00

Black Beauty. With Twenty-Four Coloured Pictures & Many line Illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch. London: Dent, 1926. Third Edition Thus. Pp, 226. A good copy in green cloth covers, with gilt decoration to front cover. Some foxing to pages but otherwise a lovely clean copy.

A nice gift edition of this classic, first published in 1877.

Lucy Elizabeth Kemp-Welch specialised in painting working horse. She is best known for the paintings of horses in military service she produced during World War One and for her illustrations to this edition of Black Beauty, first published in 1915. 

On publication Black Beauty became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication. It is one of the best-selling book of all time, with over 50 million copies

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