Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Henry Altemus Company
published three non-series formats of this title. It was published in
series form in numerous series.
For the series versions look here: http://www.henryaltemus.com/search/titlesearch.php?q=Black+Beauty&Submit=Go.
Format 1 - 1915 Octavo Version
This 8.5" x 6" book has been seen in two colors. The cover has a 4.5 x
3.5 appliqué picture of Black Beauty which is identical to the
frontispiece. There are 16 unattributed illustrations on glossy paper.
The book has 250 pages of text. The endpapers have book appropriate
line drawn illustrations. This volume cost $2.00.
Format 2 1922
This 250 page 7.5" x 5.25" book has a dust jacket which has the same
picture as the front cloth cover. The frontispiece illustration is on
glossy paper but all of the unattributed internal line drawn black and
white illustrations are on plain paper. This book cost $1.00.
Format 3 1930
This 7.5" x 5" 250 page book has blue cloth with a full page appliqué
on the front cover. The frontispiece illustration is on glossy paper
but all of the unattributed internal illustrations are line drawn black
and white on plain paper. The internal illustrations are the same as
are found in the Format 2 book. A dust jacket for this book exists but
has not been seen. The endpapers are on brown paper.
In 1930 Altemus published a number of titles with reinforced library
buckram bindings. These books all had the brown endpapers. This book is
one of them. It cost $1.25.