1978. Item #16835
Capdevila, Pedro V. La Estancia Argentina. Buenos Aires: Plus Ultra 1078. Over 400p, many photos and line ills. + several color photos. In the publisher's series Grandes Obras de la Literatura Gauchesca. Good hardcover in good d.j. (book would be very good except the covers are splayed due to the binding). Buenos Aires bookseller's label and owner's neat ink name. In Spanish. One of 3000 copies. ** Authoritative, comprehensive study of the Argentine estancias and their culture. Part 1 treats their overall history and the histories of the leading ranches. Part 2 treats their cattle and horse breeding industries and practices. Part 3 treats the elements of estancia life: branding, equipment, cock-fighting, etc. Part 4 treats the contemporary estancia in its social, economic, political, and military contexts. Large and heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.