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Rare First Edition of Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Copyright 1932, Printed in the United States of America. 6 1/2" x 9 3/8" Publisher's Black Cloth with Gilt Decoration on Spine and Hemingway's Gilt signature on Front Board. Hardcover First Edition, First Issue and Scribner's Seal on Copyright Page. 517 Pages Total. Juan Gris Colorful Illustration of "The Bullfighter" Facing the Title Page. Beautiful 81 Full Page Photographs by Vandel and Rodero (Pages 281 to 407) of Bull Fighting with Explanation of the Same on the Facing Pages. Overall Condition of Book: Good, Original Unrestored Condition with Normal Shelf Wear-Wear on Cover and Corners, Tight Binding, Interior Pages are Clean and Crisp. The interior is in really great condition.
One of a Kind Collectible of Hemingway's Scarcer Early Works. Still Considered One of the Best Books Ever Written About Bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon Reflects Hemingway's Belief that Bullfighting was More than a Mere Sport. Here he describes and explains the technical aspects of this dangerous ritual, and "the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped on a stick." 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.
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.