Historia del Toreo, y de las Principales Ganaderias de Espana.
Madrid: Imp. de D. Anselmo Sta. Coloma y Compania, Editor, 1850. 380 pp, 4to (short). Scarce copy of one of the most important works on the history of bullfighting, with all 24 sepia-toned plates. In Spanish. Presumably rebound some time ago in quarter leather w/ cloth boards and marbled eps, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Initials "M.P.B." in gilt to foot of spine (binder's?). Lt. edgeworn, rubbing to joints and spine ends w/ sm chip to sp. head, faint spotting to boards. P.o.'s bookplate and lt sticker residue to fpd, lt soil/foxing scattered throughout, last few pgs have short tear to fore-edge and lt creasing/wrinkling. Rear hinge partially split at foot. Pgs 241-256 erroneously paginated 481-496; plates 15 (for pg 241) and 16 (pg 254) correspond accordingly. With additional b&w illustrations in text. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 148188)