La estatua de Don Tancredo. Jose Bergamin.
La estatua de Don Tancredo

Printed on blue paper

La estatua de Don Tancredo

Madrid: Cruz y Raya, 1934. 8vo, pp. 47, 1; printed on blue paper; illustrations in the text (2 full-page); original printed wrappers bound in; blue calf-backed boards, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 2; spine browned, else near fine. Bullfighting bookplate of James J. Nieto. From Wikipedia: "Don Tancredo was a bullfighting technique which was popular in the first half of 20th century. It consisted of a person, who plays the part of Don Tancredo, who waits for the bull whilst standing on a pedestal located in the middle of the bullring. The performer was dressed in period or comic costume and was painted completely white. He had to remain quiet in order to (supposedly) make the bull believe the person was a statue and therefore not attack him because of fear of the hardness of marble." Item #55495

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