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Black Beauty - by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty, The Autobiography of a Horse, by Anna Sewell was written in 1877 and is one of the best selling books of all time. This story is written in first person as spoken by the horse. This novel was not written for children, but was intended to teach how to treat animals and people with kindness.

This book is the Illustrated Junior Library version, copyright 1945 by Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, New York. It is superbly illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg. The very numerous illustrations are in both color and black and white. There is a panoramic illustration on the inside cover and fly end, which can be seen in the above photos. It has 288 pages. The cover shows a little wear, mainly on the ends of the spine. The binding is very tight. The corners show a bit of wear and tear. The interior of the book is in excellent condition. I only noticed one page with a mark on it. There are no stains or tears, that I could find.

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Black Beauty - by Anna Sewell


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Only ships to United States from Missouri, United States.
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