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.
Clergue's best book! 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."
Trace of smudging to spine; a few spots of foxing; else Fine- in Fine- slipcase that is just slightly worn around extremities with a few surface scratches to rear.