Q: I have a copy of Black Beauty published by Henry Altemus Company. Unfortunately, someone ripped out the copyright page so I have no idea about the history of it. Attached is a picture of the front of the book. Thanks for your time.
A: This book was published in 1901-1902. It is part of the Petit Trianon Series.
For more information see http://henryaltemus.com/series/series143.htm
It is an interesting book because of its cover. The artwork was done by Alphonse Mucha who was a famous Czech painter. This painting is called Lady with a Rose. You may wonder where the rose is. Well, when the Altemus artists modified the picture, they replaced the rose with a book.
Artistic license I suppose.
For more about Mucha and Altemus see http://henryaltemus.com/artists/artists-Mucha.htm
Unfortunately in this shape it only has nominal value.