8vo, pp. 96,  + 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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El Arte de birlibirloque (Entendimiento del toreo).
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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