Black Beauty:

Sewell (Anna)

Black Beauty:

His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the original Equine.

Description: FIRST EDITION, wood-engraved frontispiece, 8pp. publisher's advertisements at end, some foxing, textblock almost broken between gatherings G and H, pp. viii, 247, [1], [8, ads], 8vo, original brick-red cloth with design and lettering in gilt and black on upper cover and spine (variant of Carter's 'B' binding with the horse's head facing right and printed in black), hinges split, extremities worn, preserved in a brick red morocco backed folding (a fairly good match for the binding), sound

Publication Details: Jarrold and Sons, [1877]

Notes: A copy of the first edition in an unrestored and extremely rare binding. Carter describes three bindings. Binding A and B he suggests are 'undoubted primaries, while C may be a simultaneous style or may be a later one.' The third binding is 'comparatively common' but 'A and B are so rare that deductions are inevitably conjectural.' It is now generally accepted that the A binding was used for presentation copies and that the B binding was used for the regular published edition. It is the rarest of the three bindings: Carter only saw one (noting titling in gilt, rather than black as here). ...more

Bibliography: (Carter, More Binding Variants, pp. 37-38 )

Enquire about this book

Price: £6,500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: [1877]

Stock Number: 55688

add to basket

(Your basket is currently empty)
add to basket

(Your basket is currently empty)