Historia del toreo, y de las principales ganaderias de Espanã. Obra ilustrada, popular y curiosa original de D. F. G. de Bedoya. Fernando Gómez de Bedoya.
Historia del toreo, y de las principales ganaderias de Espanã. Obra ilustrada, popular y curiosa original de D. F. G. de Bedoya
Historia del toreo, y de las principales ganaderias de Espanã. Obra ilustrada, popular y curiosa original de D. F. G. de Bedoya
Historia del toreo, y de las principales ganaderias de Espanã. Obra ilustrada, popular y curiosa original de D. F. G. de Bedoya
Historia del toreo, y de las principales ganaderias de Espanã. Obra ilustrada, popular y curiosa original de D. F. G. de Bedoya

Historia del toreo, y de las principales ganaderias de Espanã. Obra ilustrada, popular y curiosa original de D. F. G. de Bedoya

Madrid: D. Anselmo Sta. Coloma y Compañía, 1850. First edition, large 8vo, pp. 380, [4]; wood-engraved vignette on title page, 24 tinted lithograph plates of bulls, bullfighting, and matadores, wood-engraved illustrations in the text throughout; ; contemporary and likely original tan morocco-backed boards, paneled spine in 5 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 1; small crack at the bottom of the front joint; very good. Bullfighting bookplate of James J. Nieto. One of the great works on the bullfight. Historical introduction on the origin and development of the bullfighting tradition, and containing a series of biographies of the leading bullfighters such as the legendary José Delgado "Pepe Hillo" and Francisco Arjona "Cúchares" and descriptions of the various arenas of Spain. Illustrated with 24 lithographs after Miranda, mostly on partly tinted paper, and with numerous head- and tail-pieces. It ends with a poem on bulls by the Romantic poet Alfonso Garcia Tejero (1818-1890). Palau 26408; Carmena y Millan, Bibliografía de la Tauromáquia, 80; Ruiz Morales, Catalogo de la biblioteca taurina de D. Antonio Urquijo de Federico, 336. Item #55489

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