A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, ...Read MoreA fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great grace and cunning.Read Less
VG+ Used, Like New in VG+ jacket. SOFT COVER, VG+/VG+, Charles Scribners Sons Ltd, 1960, 485 pages, 18.2 oz. This copy has very minimal signs of use, appears to have been very lightly read, is in Excellent Condition Overall. Note: expect tanning of any paperback more than a few years old, regardless of condition.
Peter Fiore; Very Good. 8vo. 487 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Peter Fiore. The Contents are: Chapters I to XX Inclusive; Illustrations; An Explanatory Glossary; Some Reactions of a Few Individuals to the Integral Spanish Bullfight; A Short Estimate of the American, Sidney Franklin, as a Matador; and Dates on Which Bullfights Will Ordinarily Be Held in Spain, France, Mexico, and Central and South America; followed by a bibliographical note.
Condition: Overall this is in good condition. Black cloth cover, dec. spine, d.j. is worn/torn at edges. There is a silhouette bull on the title page, 27 pages of photos of bull fighting, 515pages with biblio. and note page. Original edition on this book was 1932. IN 1954 ERNEST HEMINGWAY WON THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE.
Very Good. 068485922X has a 1932 Scribner on the copyright page but is published by Colliers-hard cover-no dust jacket-minor tanning to page edge-otherwise cover fine binding strong contents clean-enjoy.
Fair. New York: Halcyon House, 1932. Reprint. Hardcover. 517 pp. Acceptable, lacking jacket. Lightly bumped boards and board corners with fraying to ends of spine. Back strip mostly detached at the front hinge. Color frontispiece in excellent condition. Features 64 black and white photographs of bullfighting.
Fair. First Edition. Not Ex. Library. 1st Edition, date on title page and date with A on verso. 517 pp. col. frontis by Juan Gris with tissue, 61 wonderful b/w photos. Black cloth cover very worn at edges and corners and h/f of spine, author's signature in gilt on front; spine has a 1/2" hole and similiar size tear, text/motif worn to be nearly illegible. Text block tight, beginning separation at f/b hinges-gauze showing. Previous owner's bookplate and signature on fep. Tan text pages near totally fr.
Fine. No dust jacket. Near fine first edition, with Scribner's A on the copyright page. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper. Gilt on cover and spine very bright and complete. No dust jacket.
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