Black Beauty. The Autobiography of A Horse. With Fifty Illustations. Philadelphia: Altemus, 1897. Pp, 199, plus Altemus publication list to rear. A lovely copy in brown cloth, decorated with gilt, red and black design to upper cover & spine. Contemporary gift inscription to second blank.
A perfect gift ediiton of this classic, first published in 1877. The novel 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 sold.