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on the Toreadors. - Excerpt from "Civil and Current Costumes of All Known Peoples". Paris, Chez l'auteur, 1784. Text in leaves, small in-4 (6ff). Joint: in the same format and from the same period: "Relacion Burlesca intitulada de los Toros." (2ff), "Primera parte de los romances de Dona Juana de Azevedo" (4ff), poetry around the bull illustrated with two (identical) vignettes showing a killing, "Romance de la desgraciad a muerte de Joseph Delgado (allias Hillo) en la villa, y corte de Madrid, el dia once de mayo del ano 1801. Rare together. Joint: GARCIA TEJERO (D. A.). Montes y Pepe Hillo, primera entrevista en el otro mundo. Dialogo acerca de las punciones de toros. Madrid, A. Sta Coloma y Pena, 1851. Small booklet in-8 (1f., 64 pp., 1f.) without covers. Original edition illustrated with a vignette with a jump to the garocha. Vindel 1901; Palau 99913. Seal: MASSIAS (N.). The Prisoner in Spain Or a philosophical and sentimental look at the provinces of Catalonia and Granada. Paris, De l'imprimerie de Laran, Year VI [1797]. In-12, full basane, gilt roulette frame on covers, rubbed copy with split jaws, blunt corners and missing spine (contemporary binding). 195 pp. First edition (the second one appeared in 1804), description of bull racing in chapter XLV pp. 180-183, it talks about the death of Pepe Hillo (1797). Copy countersigned by the author in the margin of the warning. Not in Pertus; Fouché Delbosc 206. Attached: A 4-page in-4° FASCIC for "el primer centenario de la muerte de Pepe-Illo (1801-1901)". Beautiful etching of the "cogida mortal del torero". An old manuscript leaflet about his death is attached.
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