“Any man's life, told truly, is a novel": Finely Bound Example of Ernest Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon
Death in the Afternoon.
Item Number: 47859
London: Jonathan Cape, 1963.
Octavo, finely bound in full morocco by Bayntun Bindery, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, double gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In very good condition. Later printing of Hemingway’s early work on bullfighting. With eighty-one photographs.
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).