Philadelphia: The Judson Press, Jan. 1922/1920 reprint, 1907; a "New and Revised Edition"/ original edition 1893, with an introduction by Hezekiah Butterworth, green cloth boards with gilt titles with beautiful full colour plate by Charles Copeland, showing Joe meeting Fleetfoot, a bay horse friend, in a pasture, endpapers with full spread drawing in green of Joe walking with lady, a boy, and their collie, 7 duotone Copeland plates, as issued, including frontis, 8vo; 343 pp. Juvenile Hardback.
"My name is Beautiful Joe, and I am a brown dog of medium size. I am called Beautiful Joe, but not because I am a beauty..." One of the great dog stories, a plea for kindness to animals inspired by Black Beauty. An attractive later copy of the 1907 revised edition with much perverse cruelty removed.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; child's vintage bookplate, straightened half inch bump but no rubs on lower front corner, bright gilt; book is tight, straight, clean. Item #22470