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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:42

Author: Embry, J-A.

Title: Dictionnaire raisonné d'escrime, ou, l'art des armes d'après la méthode enseignée par les premiers professeurs de France / par J.-A. Embry ; précédeé de l'histoire de l'escrime et de l'analyse de l'histoire de France dans ses rapports avec l'escrime et le duel.

Publisher: Paris : Chez M. Bohin de Corday ; Toulouse : Chez l'Auteur, 1859.

Description: 296 p., 6 leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes: Includes index.
6 cuts.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:43

Author: Hutton, Alfred, 1839-1910

Title: Swordmanship. Written for the members of the Cameron Fencing Club.

Publisher: Simla, 1862.

Description: 12 p. 8 x 5 in.

Notes: Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.
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Author: Hutton, Alfred, 1839-1910

Title: Swordmanship and bayonet-fencing.

Publisher: London, 1867.

Description: 24 p. 7 x 5 in.

Notes: Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Names: National Art Library (Great Britain). Hutton Bequest.
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Author: Hutton, Alfred, 1839-1910

Title: Bayonet-fencing and sword-practice.

Publisher: London, 1882.

Description: 32 p. 7 x 4 in.

Notes: Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Local Notes: Interleaved with MS. notes.

Names: National Art Library (Great Britain). Hutton Bequest.
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Author: Hutton, Alfred, 1839-1910

Title: Fixed bayonets: a complete system of fence for the British magazine rifle, explaining the use of point, edges, and butt, both in offence and defence; comprising also a glossary of English, French, and Italian terms common to the art of fencing, with a bibliographical list of works affecting the bayonet, illustrated by J. E. Breun.

Publisher: London, Clowes & sons, 1890.

Description: 183 p.

Notes: 23 plates.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:45

Author: Lafaugère, Louis Justin, 1782-

Title: Traité de l'art de faire des armes / par M. Ls.-Jn. Lafaugère.

Edition: Nouv, éd., corr.

Publisher: Paris : Garnier, 1825.

Description: xvi, 352 p., [2] folded plates : ill., port. ; 20 cm.

Notes: 3 lithogr.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:45

Author: Embry, J-A.

Title: Dictionnaire raisonné d'escrime, ou, l'art des armes d'après la méthode enseignée par les premiers professeurs de France / par J.-A. Embry ; précédeé de l'histoire de l'escrime et de l'analyse de l'histoire de France dans ses rapports avec l'escrime et le duel.

Publisher: Paris : Chez M. Bohin de Corday ; Toulouse : Chez l'Auteur, 1859.

Description: 296 p., 6 leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes: Includes index.
6 cuts.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:46

Author: Lafaugère, Louis Justin, 1782-

Title: Nouveau manuel complet d'escrime, ou, Traité de l'art de faire des armes, par M. Ls.-Jn. Lafaugère ...

Edition: Nouvelle éd. ornée de planches.

Publisher: Paris, A la librairie encyclopédique de Roret, 1838.

Description: 3 p. l., vii, 280 (i.e. 283) p. 4 fold. pl. 15 1/2cm.

Series: Manuels-Roret

Notes: 3 folding engr.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:47

Author: Hutton, Alfred, 1839-1910

Title: Cold steel : a practical treatise on the sabre based on the old English backsword play of the eighteenth century combined with the method of the modern Italian school; also on various other weapons of the present day, including the short sword-bayonet and the constable's truncheon / by Alfred Hutton.

Publisher: London : W. Clowes, 1889.

Description: xii, 245 p. : ill.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:47

Author: Hershberger, H. R.

Title: The horseman. A work on horsemanship; containing plain practical rules for riding, and hints to the reader on the selection of horses. To which is annexed a sabre exercise for mounted and dismounted service. By H.R. Hershberger ...

Publisher: New York, H.G. Langley, 1844.

Description: xi, 141 p. incl. xxx pl. 19 cm.

Notes: Donated by John Forster.

Local Notes: Forster printed catalogue reference: Forster S 8vo 4043.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:48

Author: La Boëssière, 1723-1807.

Title: Traité de l'art des armes : à l'usage des professeurs et des amateurs / par M. La Boëssière.

Publisher: Paris : De l'imprimerie de Didot, l'aîné, 1818.

Description: xxij, 309 p., 20 folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:49

Author: Grassi, Giacomo di.

Title: Ragione di adoprar sicvramente l'arme si da offesa, come da difesa : con un trattato dell'inganno & con un modo di essercitarsi da se stesso, per acquistare forza, giudicio, & prestezza / di Giacomo di Grassi.

Publisher: In Venetia : Appresso Giordano Ziletti, 1570.

Description: [6], 151 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:49

Author: Hope, William, Sir.

Title: The compleat fencing-master: in which is fully described the whole guards, parades & lessons, belonging to the small-sword; as, also the best rules for playing against either artists or ignorants, with blunts or sharps. Together with directions how to behave in a single combat on horse-back: illustrated with figures representing the most necessary postures. By Sir W. Hope, kt.

Publisher: London, Printed for Dorman Newman ... 1691.

Description: 11 p. l., 197 (i.e. 167), [17] p. 12 fold. plates. 16 cm.

Notes: Signatures: Ap8s, *p4s, B-Mp8s, Np4s (Ab1s, title-page, cancel; Ab2s canceled)
Title within double line border. Marginal notes.
Published earlier (1687) under title: The Scots fencing master, or Compleat small-swordsman.
Bound in old sprinkled calf.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:50

Author: St. Martin, J. de.

Title: L'art de faire des armes réduit a ses vrais principes. Contenant tous les principes nécessaires à cet art, qui y sont expliqués d'une manière claire et intelligible ... On y a joint un traité de l'espadon, où l'on trouve les vrais principes de cet art, si utile et nécessaire aux militaires, qui y sont expliqués d'une façon aisée, et qui est rempli de découvertes vraiment nouvelles. Dédié a S.A.R. Monseigneur l'archiduc Charles par M.J. de St. Martin ... Enrichi de 72 figures pour l'intelligence de l'ouvrage.

Publisher: A Vienne, De l'imprimerie de Janne Schrämble, 1804.

Description: 3 p. l., xii, [2], 91, [3], iv, 57 p. front. (port.), 1 illus., 72 pl. (2 fold.) 22 x 19 cm.

Notes: First edition.
Bound in old half calf.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:51

Author: Angelo, Domenico, 1717?-1802.

Title: The school of fencing : with a general explanation of the principal attitudes and positions peculiar to the art / by Mr. Angelo.

Publisher: London : [s.n.], 1787.

Description: viii, 105, [7] p., 47 [i.e. 44] leaves of plates : ill. (engraved) ; 15 x 25 cm. (8vo)

Notes: "To the reader" (p.[vii]-viii) signed by the editor, H. Angelo.
Oblong octavo format.
Some plates with two numbered illustrtions.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:52

Author: Rolando, Guzman.

Title: The modern art of fencing : agreeably to the practice of the most eminent masters in Europe / by le sieur Guzman Rolando ; [ms.] carefully rev. and augm. with a technical glossary, etc. by J. S. Forsyth.

Publisher: London : S. Leigh, 1822.

Description: xxxi, 240, 12 p., 23 leaves of plates : ill. (hand col.) ; 15 cm.

Notes: Glossary in French and English.
Publisher's advertisements: 12 p.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:53

Author: Senese, Alessandro.

Title: Il vero maneggio di spada / d'Alessandro Senese, gentil'huomo bolognese.

Publisher: In Bologna : Per l'herede di Vittorio Benacci, 1660.

Description: [14], 70, [2] p., [15] leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. (fol.)

Notes: Added engraved t.p.
"Dedicato al sereniss. prencipe Ferdinando Carlo, arciduca d'Austria, duca di Borgogna, Stiria, Carintia, &c., landgrauio d'Alsatia, &c."
Signatures: [a]p4s bp4s A-Lp4s Mp6s.
The plates (added t.p. and 14 etchings by Giuseppe Mitelli) are included in signing but not in page count.
15 engr. and 1 cut.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:54

Author: Possellier, A.

Title: L'escrime à la baïonnette; ou, École du fantassin pour le maniement du fusil comme arme blanche, par A.-J.-J. Possellier, dit Gomard. Ornée de 36 planches dessinées d'après nature, par Alf. Decaen.

Publisher: Paris [Impr. de Cosse et Dumaine] 1847.

Description: xxiv, 192+ p. 36 plates. 23 cm.

Notes: L.C. copy imperfect: all after p. 192 wanting.
36 lithogr.

Bibliography: Bibliography: p. [xxi]-xxiv.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 15:55

Author: Olivier, J.

Title: Fencing familiarized; or, A new treatise on the art of sword play. By Mr. Olivier.

Publisher: London, J. Bell [1771]

Description: xlix, 196 (i.e. 194) p. 9 plates (8 fold.) 21 cm.

Notes: Error in paging: 158-159 omitted in numbering.
English and French on opposite pages; added title page in French: L'art des armes simplifié.
9 (8 folding) engr. plates by Ovenden.

Local Notes: Library lacks English title-page.
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Author: Olivier, J.

Title: Fencing familiarized; or, A new treatise on the art of sword play. By Mr. Olivier ; illustrated by elegant engravings representing all the different attitudes on which the principles and grace of the art depend ; painted from life and executed in a most elegant and masterly manner.

Edition: A new ed., rev. corr. & augm. by an original set of prints.

Publisher: London, J. Bell 1780.

Description: xlvii, 205 p. : 14 plates (fold.); 22 cm.

Notes: English and French on opposite pages; added title page in French: L'art des armes simplifié.
Engr. incl. 14 (13 folding) plates, mostly by D. Jenkins after J. Roberts.
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