Item #EH290 Death in the Afternoon. Ernest Hemingway.

Death in the Afternoon

Price: $450.00

Gris, Juan. Hard Cover. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First Edition. Very Good.

Illustrated with a frontispiece by Juan Gris, and black and white photographs. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth stamped in gilt with author's facsimile signature to front board, decorated and lettered in gilt to spine. Very good book, with light rubbing to spine ends, gilt bright, light soiling to front board, a light bump to bottom edge of front board and another to top edge of rear board, light wear to corners, a bit of spotting to fore edge of text block, bright and clean frontispiece illustration with original frontispiece tissue guard present, front hinge starting, cracked rear hinge, light offsetting to endpapers, light soiling to rear free endpaper, and small closed tears and minor creasing to bottom edges of a few pages at rear (pp. 497 - 502). Overall, a pleasing copy. Hanneman A10a. Death in the Afternoon is Hemingway's non-fiction book about the sport of bullfighting, which ranges from technical descriptions of the art of the sport to philosophical conjectures about people who are interested in or partake in bullfighting. Hemingway first became interested in bullfighting after attending the Festival of San Fermín 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 nonfiction piece, Hemingway's love for bullfighting can also be seen in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises. Item #EH290