Young Folks' Edition. 1 color illustration and 20 black-and-white illustrations. According to Wikipedia: "Anna Sewell (30 March 1820 – 25 April 1878) was a British writer, best known as the author of the classic novel Black Beauty…. Her only publication was Black Beauty, which she wrote between 1871 and 1877 ... Anna Sewell sold the novel to the local publishers Jarrolds for £40 on 24 November 1877, when she was 57. Although now considered a children's classic, she originally wrote it for those who worked with horses. Anna said "It's a special aim being to induce kindness, sympathy, and an understanding treatment of horses."