Title: The Blood of the Arena
Author: Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Illustrator: Troy and Margaret West Kinney
Description: First American edition; first printing (November 1911). Yellow and red boards with black lettering. Head of spine pushed; fraying and some loss at tail. General wear to the finish of the boards. Interior clean. Dust jacket chipped; missing bottom quarter of spine; large tear across rear panel (with old tape repair on backside). DJ in archival sleeve. Four color plates, including frontispiece, and dust jacket illustrated by Troy and Margaret West Kinney. 385,  pp. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Translated by Frances Douglas.
First American edition (later reissued under the title Blood and Sand) of Blasco Ibanez's 1908 novel, Sangre y arena. It has been made into a movie multiple times, including those with starring roles for Rudolph Valentino, Tyrone Power, Rita Hayworth, and Sharon Stone. The first adaptation was directed by Blasco Ibanez himself.
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: Good–
Publisher: A. C. McClurg & Co.
Keywords: fiction, novel, bullfighter, bullfighting, books into film, Blood and Sand, Troy Kinney,
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