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    A Lovely Copy in the Original Boards

    A[nna] Sewell. Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The "Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the Horse. American edition. Boston: American Humane Education Society, [1890].

    First American Edition, first binding (boards with 12 cents price) and later state of text without the four-page preface. Small octavo. [4], 245, [15] pp. Head- and tail-pieces and initial letters in the main text. Text illustrations in American Humane Society's front and back matter.

    In the original printed boards. All edges trimmed. Light wear at the bottom of the spine, a bit of light browning, else a fine, bright copy of this fragile work. Housed in a black cloth clamshell case with a printed paper lettering label.

    The first American edition of Black Beauty was issued in three different bindings: first in boards, then in wrappers, and finally in cloth, with some of the cloth copies issued as late as 1891.

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