Black Beauty
Anna Sewell, 1877
SEWELL, Anna (1820-1878). Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine. London: Jarrold and Sons [1877].

First edition of a classic of childrens horse literature. The author’s only published work, Black Beauty is the first English novel written from the perspective of an animal. It was created with the strong moral purpose of promoting the welfare of horses and is said to have been instrumental in the abolition of the cruel practice of using the checkrein. Carter variant C binding, with horse looking left. Wolff 6250a; Carter, More Binding Variants, p. 37.

Octavo. Original blue cloth with horse looking left (hinges strengthened, spine a little darkened, light rubbing to extremities). Provenance: Clarence H. Young (bookplate).

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