GAUTIER (Théophile).

Militona. Paris, Desessart Editeurs, 1847. In-8, contemporary olive half calf, spine enhanced with cold fillets. 2 ff., 536 pp. Théophile Gautier wrote the first true bullfighting novel in French literature. Nothing is missing: the precise descriptions of bullfighting and the suffering of exacerbated love, the duel with the navaja to decide between the brave and the tragic outcome on the sand of the plaza de toro. A fine example with wide margins, despite a few pale freckles. Partly original edition. Clouzot, 127, Pertus p. 234, Palau 100731. Seal: GAUTIER (Théophile). Trip to Spain. New edition, revised and corrected. Paris, Charpentier, 1858. In-12, demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné. 3 ff., 376 pp. Description of a bull race ch. XII. Some freckles. Seal: GAUTIER (Theophilus). Tiger skin. Paris, Michel Levy frères, 1866. In-12, paperback, yellow cover printed in black. 2 ff., 388 pp., 1f. Second edition, fresh, uncut copy. Pages 361-388, are devoted to bullfighting. Pertus n°1a p.234.
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