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Gates of Fear by  Barnaby CONRAD - Hardcover - Signed - 1957 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Gates of Fear

by CONRAD, Barnaby

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New York: Bonanza Books, 1957. Hardcover. Small 4to. Yellow cloth spine with red lettering and red paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 337pp. Numerous illustrations. Very good/very good. Faint binding edgewear; dust jacket mildly edgeworn with a few tiny edge chips, but complete and overall fairly attractive. A tight and quite nice reprint edition of what the front jacket subtitles "Great Exploits of the World's Bullrings," a history and homage to bullfighting featuring photographs and line drawings by this long-lived author, artist, boxer, nightclub owner and, yes, actual bullfighter (1922-2013). He inscribes and signs the front flyleaf huge and bold in black marker: "For William Stanhope / fellow aficionado / with best wishes / from / Barnaby Conrad / Sept 1973" and on the facing page fills the front pastedown with a superb head-and-shoulders sketch of a bullfighter wearing the heavily brocaded coat, identifying it above as "'OLD MATADOR' for W.W.S. / by / BC."




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