463. [Fencing]

TEXIER LA BOËSSIÈRE, Antoine

Traité de l'art des armes, à l'usage des professeurs et des amateurs [...].

Paris, Didot l'aîné, 1818

8vo: xxii-309 pp.; 20 pl. (some sl. marginal foxing, some browning and sl. spotting on the plates).

Publisher's marbled paper wrappers, printed title-label on the spine (partly split joints, sm. marg. tears). Good unopened copy.

First edition of this famous "traité d'escrime estimé, qui a imprimé à l'escrime moderne, en France, le même mouvement progressif donné en Italie par Rossaroll et par Grisetti" (Garcia Donnell). A renowned fencer, the author (1766-1818) is the son of a great fencing master who set out to refute Danet's theories. Complete with 20 folded plates by Adam after Bodem, showing various positions, actions, and movements.
Ref. Thimm 33. - Garcia Donnell 18. - Vigeant 38-39. - En garde ! 47. - Pardoel 396.01.

€ 150 / 200

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