Anna Sewell – Black Beauty – First UK Edition 1877 Jarrold and Son
First edition, first printing, published by Jarrold and Sons in 1877. Carter’s variant C binding. The book is firmly bound in the publisher’s brown cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and black. The boards are a little marked with some light repairs to the corners and spine ends. The text block is a little foxed and toned - the gutters show repair - some corners of the pages have been repaired. 247 pages with 8 pages of adverts to the rear. The ‘C’ binding was probably the standard trade issue, with ‘A’ and ‘B’ being either publisher’s presentation bindings, or a more expensive deluxe issue. The text block and ads appear to be the same for all three. A presentable copy of a rarity.