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Wesley Dennis

Above: frontis and three colour plates
Below:  boards, endpapers and title page

Wesley Dennis notably illustrated many of Marguerite Henry’s books, and you can see more of his work here. You may well notice a slight similarity between the frontis for Black Beauty and Marguerite Henry’s Black Gold!


Wesley Dennis’ Black Beauty doesn’t have his most successful drawing on the front: Black Beauty’s eyes aren’t at all level. The other illustrations are far superior, and it’s a pity that one was chosen for the cover.


World Publishing Company

Cleveland, Ohio, 1946

Introduction by May Lamberton Becker, general editor of the Rainbow Classics series. Green striped boards with black line drawings. Colour frontis. 3 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations.


Many thanks to Christina Wilsdon for sending me all the photographs and information.