Olivier, Mr. - Fencing familiarized or New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword - 1780

Description
Olivier, Mr. - Fencing familiarized or New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword - 1780
Fencing, Picture books, sports - Quantity: 1 - Book

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).

Origin:
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.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Fencing, Picture books, sports
Author/ Illustrator
Olivier, Mr.
Book Title
Fencing familiarized or New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1780
Edition
Reprint
Language
Bilingual
Original language
Yes
Publisher
London, John Bell
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
205
Dimensions
208×125 mm
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