A volume in large 8º (20.8 x 12.5 cm). 2 pp. including the title page, 205 p., 14 folded copper engraved plates. Full antique leather binding, smooth spine, gold threads, and red spine labels. OLIVIER ON FENCING, cover top detached at the joint edge.
All plates are folded. Some are numbered and some are not. At the foot: ‘J. Roberts del. ad vivum, D. Jenkins sculp.’ Some with restoration works on the folds.
Anglo-French bilingual edition, with text in English (even pages) and French (odd pages).
On the flyleaf top, two engraved ex libris from the 19th century: Amadei Svajer and Justus Schuker.
On the first blank page, this 20th century ex libris: Raccolta di Scherma di Jacopo Gelli.
Full title: Fencing familiarized or New Treatise on the Art of Small Swor, illustrated by elegant engravings, representing all the different attitudes. L' Art des armes simplifié ou nouveau traité sur la manière de se servir de l’épée, enrichi de figures en taille douce...
Some of the folds of the engravings have minor restoration works.
- Number of Books
- Fencing, Picture books, sports
- Author/ Illustrator
- Olivier, Mr.
- Book Title
- Fencing familiarized or New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- London, John Bell
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 208×125 mm