Black Beauty. The Autobiography of a Horse (1915)
Book ID: 67322
Black Beauty. The Autobiography of a Horse. London: Jarrold, 1915. Publisher’s green cloth pictorial boards. Corners are a little worn, but a very nice copy overall.
A Limited Edition of 250 Copies, with 18 Plates in Colour Specially Painted for this Edition by Cecil Aldin.
A perfect gift edition of this classic, Black Beauty became an immediate best-seller with the author dying just five months after its publication in 1877. It is one of the best-selling book of all time, with over 50 million copies sold. Written during the last years of her life, Black Beauty was Anna Sewell’s attempt to draw attention to the mistreatment of animals, particularly horses, in Victorian England. It has been heralded as one of the most important social protest novels in Britain.
Cecil Aldin was a British artist best known for his illustrations and paintings of the English countryside, animals, and the sportsman’s lifestyle