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CASTLES IN SPAIN:  A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS., Clune, Frank.
1 Clune, Frank. CASTLES IN SPAIN: A FLYING TRIP FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE WITH SOME QUIXOTICAL PEREGRINATIONS IN THE IBERIAN PENINSULA IN QUEST OF FACTS.
Angus and Robertson, London, (1953), Ist edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos, maps. "...(ranges) over a wide variety of scenes, history, and great personaages. The famous Good Friday processions at Seville, the great Prado museum, the caves of Altamira, the gipsies, the appearance of a land still recovering from the ravages of civil war - all these are subjects for Frank Clune's vivid description. He writes, too, of Spain's great past; of the Christian Reconquest after the period of Moorish domination; of Ferdinand and Isabella, the 'Catholic Sovereigns'; of Magellan and Columbus; of Cervantes and El Greco. But whether he is describing the cool glories of Gothic architecture in medieval times or the hot excitement of a bullfight a t the present day, he preserves his happy knack of making the reader share his own sense of curiosity and wonder..." Light edge wear to boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on front board, very slight bowing to boards. Dust jacket has creasing along top edge, a few tiny to small tears, a few tiny foxing marks, light to moderate edge wear, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds, now protected in mylar sleeve. G+/G 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TO THE BULLFIGHT AGAIN.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED., Marks, John.
2 Marks, John. TO THE BULLFIGHT AGAIN. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1967, 2nd American edition, revised and enlarged, 2nd printing. 
160 pp + index, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. An introductory guide to bullfighting. "The present enlarged second edtion has been brought up to date and extensively revised throughout. It now includes discussion of the opposition to bullfighting, the descending and then ascending curve of the bullfight's popularity, changes in present-day bullfights, comparisons of costs then and now, a completely new discussion of Portuguese bullfighting, and a new chapter on person a l m e m o r i e s of El Gallo and Juan Bemonte...." Very small stain at top of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny chips and very small tears, faint cup ring on inside surface, light browning, moderate soiling on r ea r p an el . V G/ G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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