Gris, Juan; Vandel; Rodero. Hard Cover. New York: Halcyon House (Charles Scribner's Sons), 1932. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Reprint edition (second edition, published in the same year as the first). Illustrated with 82 black and white photographs. Publisher's ripple-patterned black cloth, stamped in gilt to front board with author's facsimile signature, stamped in red and gilt to spine with illustration of a bullfighting cape behind two swords, lettered in black, top edge stained red, color frontispiece by Juan Gris; in the original red and black dust jacket, lettered in yellow and white and with Roberto Domingo's illustration of a matador fleeing a bull to front panel. A near fine copy, some dimming of gilt to front board and spine, else clean with a bright text block; in a very good dust jacket with some wear to extremities and a few small holes along the edge of the front panel near spine, a few small chips to spine ends and corners, folded slightly off-center. Overall, a beautiful, sturdy copy of this second edition of Hemingway's famous non-fiction text on bullfighting. Hanneman A10b. Death in the Afternoon is Hemingway's non-fiction book about the sport of bull-fighting, which ranges from technical descriptions of the art of the sport to philosophical conjectures about people who are interested in or partake in bull-fighting. Hemingway first became interested in bull-fighting after attending the Festival of San Fermínin in Pamplona, Spain in 1923, and became a lifelong aficionado. This technical text is enlivened by Hemingway's clear passion for the sport and keen understanding of its nuances. Although Death in the Afternoon is the author's first full book-length non-fiction piece, Hemingway's love for bull-fighting can also be seen in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.