Death in the Afternoon.

“To show his nervousness was not shameful; only to admit it": FIRST EDITION OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON; FINELY BOUND

Death in the Afternoon.



Item Number: 120841

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932.

First edition of early work on bullfighting. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, Hemingway signature in gilt to the front panel, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition.

Published in 1932, Death in the Afternoon is Hemingway's masterwork on the magnificence of the art of bull-fighting. John Dos Passos praised the book as "an absolute model for how that sort of thing ought to be done," and a contemporary review in The New York Herald Tribune described it as "full of the vigor and forthrightness of the author's personality, his humor, his strong opinions—and language… In short, it is the essence of Hemingway" (Mellow, 415).

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