The Black Stallion.

Rare First Edition of Walter Farley's The Black Stallion; in the original dust jacket

The Black Stallion.

FARLEY, Walter.

Item Number: 132472

New York: Random House, 1951.

Rare first edition of the first novel in Farley’s beloved “Black Stallion” series. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with ten black-and-white illustrations by Keith Ward. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, name to the front free endpaper. An exceptional example of this landmark novel.

"Whether fans are introduced to Walter Farley's Black Stallion in the original novel form… or on the screen in the highly successful film version [1979], they are meeting one of the most enduring and popular animal characters ever created… While still attending Erasmus Hall High School [in Brooklyn, New York], Farley began to write the story that would become The Black Stallion. The novel was published in 1941 while Farley was a student at Columbia University and over the years was joined by many sequels… The Black Stallion… remains Farley's greatest creation, and devoted horse fans will continue to cheer as the Black and Alec thunder down the homestretch for many years to come" (Silvey, 237-38).

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