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SEWELL, Anna.

Black Beauty.

With twenty-four coloured pictures and many line illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welch.

London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1915 Stock Code: 147828
£600.00
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First Kemp-Welch edition, first impression, in an attractive Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding, of this much-loved equine novel. First published in 1877, this Victorian classic was the only book of its bedridden author, who died shortly after its publication, much too soon to appreciate its slowly accumulated worldwide success.

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Description

Square octavo (210 x 155 mm). Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in black half Scotch deerskin, raised bands, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, buff, black and silver patterned paper sides ruled in gilt, pale grey endpapers, edges gilt, black page marker.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece with tissue-guard, title printed in green and brown, 23 colour plates, woodcut head and tailpieces.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A hint of wear to paper-covered edges, the binding otherwise bright and sound, hinges cracked but holding, water stains to first and last few leaves, scattered foxing to contents; still a very good copy.

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