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    Ernest Hemingway. Death in the Afternoon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932.

    First edition. Octavo. 517 pages. Numerous illustrations.

    Publisher's black-cloth binding with gilt lettering, decorations, and facsimile signature. Reproduction dust jacket. The book is in good condition with moderate wear and some acidification in the paper. Covers are beginning to loosen. Dust jacket is fine.

    Published in 1932, Death in the Afternoon was Hemingway's first non-fiction book. Referring to the traditions of Spanish bullfighting, he pointed out that "anything capable of arousing passion in its favor will surely raise as much passion against it."


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