Question & Answer Series 179 Vademecum Series

Q: Hi, A good friend found this Black Beauty Book, and gave it to me as I have always loved it, and was wondering the age and value. There is an inscription dated 1989. Here are a few pictures.
Any help would be appreciated.

A: Your book is part of the Vademecum Series and was published in 1898.

It is a reprint. This format originally was sold within a labeled box.

The cover has been seen with a number of different colors. Some are shown below.