Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
Hardcover in Good Condition. No dust jacket (unsure if this version was issued in one).
Recommended reading age group: 12 and up.
Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, and respect. The story is narrated in the first "person" as an autobiographical memoir told by a horse named Black Beauty—including his carefree days as a colt on an English farm, his later difficult life pulling cabs in London, and his happy retirement in the country.