El Arte de birlibirloque (Entendimiento del toreo).

[Madrid], Editorial Plutarco, 1930.

8vo, pp. 96, [6] + 4 full-page illustrations by the author; small stain to upper edge of a few leaves; bound in red half leather gilt, with the original wrappers (a bit dust-soiled) bound in.

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First edition, no. 393 of an unspecified limited printing on thick paper. A collection of aphorisms on the subject of bull fighting, by one of the best Spanish essayists of the twentieth century.

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