The ball game in Valencia
The Valencian pelota has not been the object of the attention it undoubtedly deserves as it constitutes a traditional manifestation, so deeply rooted in customs, that its terminology has passed to ordinary language.
This work by Francesc Almela i Vives is not a complete treatise on the ball game in Valencia, but it is a pleasant walk through part of its history and idiosyncrasies. To do this, we have tried to gather a series of data, the result of Almela’s personal research, among which there are many that are practically unknown and not a few absolutely unpublished.
This is a much-cited book, little read, and that is once again available to all those interested in what is, without a doubt, our great sport. And now, moreover, in Valencian.