David Paradine Developments Limited. London. 1977.
FACSIMILE OF FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(6.8 x 4.2 inches). Limited edition, one of only 100 copies, this number 48, numbered and signed by Champion British Equestrian Lucinda Prior-Palmer, later Green, to mark the centenary of the books first publication. Finely bound in publishers delux binding of full tan morocco. Spine with raised bands, ruled in blind. Compartments with gilt lettering and gilt stamped Horse head devices. Front board with black stamped illustration of a horse. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Single gilt rule on inner boards. Housed in the original marbled paper and brown cloth covered slip-case. Fine condition throughout. --- An attractive facsimile edition, issued to mark the centenary of Black Beauty and signed by one of the greatest Horse Women in Great Britain. Lucinda Green (born Lucinda Prior-Palmer, she married the Australian Equestrian David Green in 1981 and competed under both names) won a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, 2 gold medals at the 1982 World Championships, and five gold & four silver medals at the European Championships between 1975 and 1987, among many other achievements.