This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...upon his spear or garroc/la. Sometimes the horseman succeeds in repelling his assailant, but more often the bull, mad with excitement, is only infuriated by the wound, and presses on in spite of the spear-head in his shoulder. The picador must now endeavour to wheel his horse and so escape the charge. This, however, is ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 Excerpt: ...upon his spear or garroc/la. Sometimes the horseman succeeds in repelling his assailant, but more often the bull, mad with excitement, is only infuriated by the wound, and presses on in spite of the spear-head in his shoulder. The picador must now endeavour to wheel his horse and so escape the charge. This, however, is very diflicult, and if he fail, the horns of the bull are driven deep into the horse's body. The chulos endeavour to draw ofii the attention of the assailant and thus help their comrade to escape. The other picador is then attacked, and so the struggle goes on. Sometimes the horse falls dead in a moment, the horns penetrating some vital part. More often it staggers away bleeding and desperately wounded. Sometimes the horse and man together are lifted clean off the ground and flung with tremendous force to the earth.' I once saw two horses staggering about the arena at the same time, their entrails hanging out upon the ground; yet the picadors kept their seats unmoved, whilst the crowd yelled forth its fierce delight at the spectacle. When a horse has been wounded, it is not removed, from the arena. So long as it can keep on its legs the torrero retains his place upon its back, and invites or repels the attacks of the bull; a handful of tow may be thrust into the gaping wound to stanch the blood and protract for a few minutes its wretched life. When it sinks down to die, it is left unheeded to struggle in its death agony. The picador leaves the arena for a moment, and returns upon another horse, which is to suffer the same fate. From four to six horses are commonly killed by each bull. In about ten or fifteen minutes the bull, enfeebled by loss of blood, and exhausted by its repeated charges, begins to flag. It is needful to rouse ...
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Good. No Dust Jacket. Hardcover bound in brick red cloth with gilt lettering and gilt and black decoration, all edges gilt, illustrated by Gustave Dore and other eminent artists, 198 pages followed by a Chronology of Spain. No edition stated. Binding is shows wear in spots along the edges with most at tips of corners, uneven fading and soiling of the panels, spotty foxing throughout the book with the heaviest foxing on the end papers. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all domestic shipments.
Good. Book An historical, illustrated work on Spain. This work is a partial travel work, partial history of Spain. It is illustrated throughout with numerous vignettes and plates drawn by the author. The work is undated, dated using Copac and the bookplate. Author is not stated, Copac attributes authorship to Samuel Manning. Published by the Religious Tract Society. The ReligiousTract society mostly published Christianliterature as well as worksaimed at women, children and thepoor. Condition: In original pictorial cloth binding with gilt stamping to boards and spine. Externally, generally smart with rubbing and bumping to the joints and extremities. Loss to head and tail of spine and small cracks to the head and tail to joints. Evidence of glue repair to the backstrip at rear joint. Prize bookplate dated 1874 to front pastedown in addition to a prior owner's bookplate, A Pugh-Thomas. Internally, generally firmly bound though strained in places. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD.
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