Black Beauty illustrated by Charles Keeping


This famous book is beautifully illustrated by the artist Charles Keeping.


Black Beauty illustrated by Charles Keeping

Black Beauty was written by Anna Sewell and published in 1877. It became one of the best-selling and well-know books of the Victorian era. This copy is beautifully illustrated by the English artist Charles Keeping who had a keen interest in work-horses which made him the ideal illustrator for Black Beauty.

When published Black Beauty had a powerful influence on animal welfare by highlighting the abuse of horses and ponies.

Charles Keeping (1924-1988) is an award winning illustrator. He could draw superbly and the drawings of horses in this book capture the horse beautifully.

This is a lovely copy. It is the first edition with Charles Keeping’s illustrations. It is a hardback with a non price-clipped dust-wrapper, published in London in 1988. The book is in excellent condition. It is full of colour and black and white illustrations.

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