Signed, Inscribed with a Drawing

Black Beauty … Told in short form and in pictures by Paul Brown.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1952].

First edition thus. Illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Signed, Inscribed with a Drawing. Brown cloth. Spine rubbed, front joint with scuff and short split, youthful coloring to horse's forehead on title page, and to one page of illustrations, else very good Biscotti p. 100. Item #242600

Paul Brown's own abridgment of this classic tale.

Signed by the author on the half title, and inscribed on the front flyleaf with a remarque of horse's head, "To Stacey Connett with the best of luck Paul Brown, '53."

The recipient was a grand-daughter of sporting publisher Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, publisher of the Derrydale Press, where much of Brown's work appeared (some brown crayon and ball-point tracing over the original drawing, perhaps by the recipient).

Price: $450.00 Free Domestic Delivery