Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Black Beauty

Illustrations in old books are often quite beautiful and the illustrations in this classic novel Black Beauty written by Anna Sewell are fantastic... I can't remember reading Black Beauty and recently found this beautifully worn copy at Vinnies Ringwood - in a half price book sale.

Black Beauty was written by English author Anna Sewell in 1877 and was her only novel. She died 5 months after it was published, but got to see Black Beauty become a success... this copy published in 1950 was illustrated by George Santos...


Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell
Decorations by George Santos


pennypeckham said...

While the cover doesn't, those illustrations look really familiar...and I definitely did read Black Beauty as a child. Nice!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Karen this is one of my ALL TIME FAVE books I read as a child....I never new Anna died soon after it was published OR that it was her ONLY work....!!

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