Charming abridged turn-of-the-century edition of the children's classic, illustrated in a very Oz-like manner by the artist of the Oz books.
Very good plus.
BLACK BEAUTY [with:] THE LITTLE LAME PRINCE
Following the life of a horse, from the horse's perspective, BLACK BEAUTY proved a powerful vehicle to spotlight examples of cruelty to animals, and became a unifying symbol among animal rights activists seeking more humane treatment of horses. This edition, volume IV in the Reilly & Lee Co. "Children's Own Books" series is highly abridged, alongside full-page color images, for the enjoyment of younger children.
Read more: Chitty, Anna Sewell: The Woman Who Wrote Black Beauty; Carpenter & Prichard, The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature, 64.
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co, (1908). 6.75'' x 5''. Original olive cloth, color pictorial paste-on. Color pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Neill in color and black and white. 58 pages. Light rubbing and soil to boards. Text with some foxing around margins.
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