Toros Muertos. Photographs by Lucien Clergue. Edited by Jean Petit. Ernst Battenbreg Verlag, Stuttgart, 1962. Unpaged. Quarto. First edition. Photo-illustrated boards and endpapers. Quarter leather spine. No dust jacket as issued. Photo-illustrated endpapers. Matching, photo-illustrated slipcase. Black-and-white reproductions. Text in German.
As Parr and Badger write, Clergue's depiction of the professional bull ring makes it difficult to tell whether he is "pro or anti-bullfightling. That is the book's great strength. By applying immediacy and spontaneity to a specific event, [putting] us in the position of a participant rather than a spectator, giving us all the evidence we need to make up our minds."
Fine in Fine- slipcase that is worn just a bit around extremities.