Boston: American Humane Education Society / George T. Angell, . First American Edition. First printing with Angell's preface. Octavo (18cm.); publisher's buff boards printed within typographically decorative border; ,iv,-245,pp.; illus. and head- and tail-pieces. Boards a bit scuffed with brief splitting at bottom of both spine edges, spine slightly cocked, the whole rather toned; still, Very Good and sound overall.
The first American appearance of Sewell's only novel, one of the best-selling books of all-time ("Over Ninety-Thousand Copies of this Book have been already sold in England" - upper cover and title page). This edition describes the novel as "The 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' of the Horse" and concludes with promotional literature on the American Humane Education Society, including how to kill an animal humanely.