Death in the Afternoon - Ernest Hemingway 1932 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition A fine copy in bright delicate very good dust jacket. With a beautiful coloured frontispiece ‘The Bullfighter’ by Juan Gris, and numerous black and white photographs throughout.

‘Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon reflects Hemingway's belief that bullfighting was more than 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’ [from a later edition]
  First edition with publisher's "A" and colophon on copyright page. First issue dust jacket with price of $3.50 to inside front flap. Published September 23, 1932. First printing consisted of 10,300 copies.

Reference: Hanneman A10a.

Large octavo (book size 23.8x16.6cm), pp. [12]517 [1]. Publisher’s black cloth spine lettered and decorated in gilt, Hemingway signature blocked in gilt to front board, all edges trimmed. Dust jacket priced ‘$3.50’ to upper corner of front flap. long split along the spines upper fold.
  Condition: Fine with the exception of faint spotting to first tissue guard, in very good bright gently toned dust jacket, some chips to head of spine, rubbing to corners, long split along the upper spine fold, and some along flap folds.   Ref: 109947   Price: HK$ 20,000