Bulls of Iberia
(n.p.), King Ranch Edition, 1972. The limited edition. One of 1000 numbered copies produced for the King Ranch, at the time reputed to be the largest ranch in the world, and signed by the author. Additionally, inscribed by Vavra at length to an award-winning writer: "For ___ - who at one time was also under the spell of the bulls of Iberia. Thanks again for your help with my new book. It would be great to have you at the ranch - imagine the ¡oles¡. All best/ Robert/ April 23, 1996." Clothbound; mild spine fade; else fine in a near fine slipcase with several lamination creases to the pictorial covers. The copyright page has blacked out information covered with a pasted-on label, suggesting this edition was made up of copies from the Seville, Spain, edition which, although identified as a signed limited issue was not signed. This is copy number 54, and it is doubtful that there were actually 1000 produced; if there were, it is doubtful they were actually distributed: the book seems to be fairly scarce, and this issue of it very much so. On top of that, this copy is a nice association. [#029011] $500
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