La Rocca (Donald J.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

The Academy of the Sword : illustrated fencing books 1500-1800 (catalogue for an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 9 June 1999-Fall 1999)

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998
(28 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - The earliest item is the Met’s sixteenth-century manuscript copy of Hans Talhoffer’s “Fechtbuch”, written in 1443 (Acc. No. 26.236); the latest is a copy of Guillaume Danet’s L’art des armes (Paris 1766). Swords, rapiers, parrying daggers, and related objects are also described. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.


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