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[Fencing.] Tabula XIII.
[Fencing.] Tabula XIII.
J. Gelle aculp: Collon.
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Large engraving, 17th century watermark. 490 x 700mm (15¾ x 27½") very large margins. Tear in centre fold margin.
A plate to Gerard Thibault's 'L'académie de l'espée', with illustrations of various fencing techniques around a central caprice architectural archway. Gérard Thibault d'Anvers was a Dutch fencing master and author of the 1628 rapier manual Academie de l'Espée. His manual is one of the most detailed and elaborate extant sources on rapier combat, painstakingly utilizing geometry and logic to defend his unorthodox style of swordsmanship. Despite its frontispiece, which lists the year 1628, the manual was not published until 1630, a year after Thibault's death.
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[Ref: 44339]   £490.00  
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[Academie de l'Espée].
[Academie de l'Espée].
[Thibault, Girard].
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Engraving. 485 x 695mm (19 x 27¼"). Mountburn. Vertical crease in centre as published. Small stains to lower left corner of printed area.
Gérard Thibault d'Anvers was a Dutch fencing master and author of the 1628 rapier manual Academie de l'Espée. His manual is one of the most detailed and elaborate extant sources on rapier combat, painstakingly utilizing geometry and logic to defend his unorthodox style of swordsmanship. This is plate 17 from 'Academie de l'Espée', which describes a unique system of combat whose closest known relative is the contemporary Spanish school of swordsmanship, also known as La Verdadera Destreza, as taught by masters such as Don Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza and Don Luis Pacheco de Narváez. Not unlike the Spanish, Thibault advocated the use of the rapier with the sword arm almost fully extended during most actions. However, Thibault differed from his Spanish counterparts in many areas, including his preferred stance and grip. Despite its frontispiece, which lists the year 1628, the manual was not published until 1630, a year after Thibault's death.
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Tabula. XXII.
Tabula. XXII.
Boetius a Bolswaert Sculp: Bruxelles.
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Copper engraving. Plate 494 x 698mm. 19½ x 27½". Fold down centre. Some nicks around margins.
A print from a book on fencing, which illustrates Thibault's theories of successful fencing using movements and mathematical principles. This image marks the peak time in history for the use of the epée in Europe. From 'Academie de l'Espee'.
[Ref: 20721]   £650.00  
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[Academie de l'Espée].
[Academie de l'Espée].
[Thibault, Girard].
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Engraving. 485 x 695mm (19 x 27¼"). Mountburn. Vertical crease in centre as published.
Gérard Thibault d'Anvers was a Dutch fencing master and author of the 1628 rapier manual Academie de l'Espée. His manual is one of the most detailed and elaborate extant sources on rapier combat, painstakingly utilizing geometry and logic to defend his unorthodox style of swordsmanship. This is plate 24 from 'Academie de l'Espée', which describes a unique system of combat whose closest known relative is the contemporary Spanish school of swordsmanship, also known as La Verdadera Destreza, as taught by masters such as Don Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza and Don Luis Pacheco de Narváez. Not unlike the Spanish, Thibault advocated the use of the rapier with the sword arm almost fully extended during most actions. However, Thibault differed from his Spanish counterparts in many areas, including his preferred stance and grip. Despite its frontispiece, which lists the year 1628, the manual was not published until 1630, a year after Thibault's death.
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[Academie de l'Espée].
[Academie de l'Espée].
[Thibault, Girard].
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Engraving. 485 x 695mm (19 x 27¼"). Mountburn. Vertical crease in centre as published.
Gérard Thibault d'Anvers was a Dutch fencing master and author of the 1628 rapier manual Academie de l'Espée. His manual is one of the most detailed and elaborate extant sources on rapier combat, painstakingly utilizing geometry and logic to defend his unorthodox style of swordsmanship. This is plate 25 from 'Academie de l'Espée', which describes a unique system of combat whose closest known relative is the contemporary Spanish school of swordsmanship, also known as La Verdadera Destreza, as taught by masters such as Don Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza and Don Luis Pacheco de Narváez. Not unlike the Spanish, Thibault advocated the use of the rapier with the sword arm almost fully extended during most actions. However, Thibault differed from his Spanish counterparts in many areas, including his preferred stance and grip. Despite its frontispiece, which lists the year 1628, the manual was not published until 1630, a year after Thibault's death.
[Ref: 32066]   £450.00  
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[Academie de l'Espée.]
[Academie de l'Espée.]
[Thibault, Girard].
[Leiden: B. & A. Elzevir: 1630.]
Engraving. 485 x 695mm (19 x 27¼"). Mountburn. Vertical crease in centre as published. Crease to lower left corner.
Gérard Thibault d'Anvers was a Dutch fencing master and author of the 1628 rapier manual Academie de l'Espée. His manual is one of the most detailed and elaborate extant sources on rapier combat, painstakingly utilizing geometry and logic to defend his unorthodox style of swordsmanship. This is plate 7 from 'Academie de l'Espée', which describes a unique system of combat whose closest known relative is the contemporary Spanish school of swordsmanship, also known as La Verdadera Destreza, as taught by masters such as Don Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza and Don Luis Pacheco de Narváez. Not unlike the Spanish, Thibault advocated the use of the rapier with the sword arm almost fully extended during most actions. However, Thibault differed from his Spanish counterparts in many areas, including his preferred stance and grip. Despite its frontispiece, which lists the year 1628, the manual was not published until 1630, a year after Thibault's death.
[Ref: 32065]   £450.00  
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[John Xavier Malevolti Tremamondo. Riding Master.]
[John Xavier Malevolti Tremamondo. Riding Master.]
J. Kay Del.t Sculp.q.
1788.
Etching. Platemark: 195 x 185mm (7¾ x 7¼").
A portrait of fencing master Domenico Angelo (17161802) on horseback. Angelo was born in Leghorn, Italy, as Angelo Domenico Malevolti Tremamondo and was the first to emphasize fencing as a means of developing health, poise, and grace. As a result of his insight and influence, fencing changed from an art of war to a sport. Soon after arriving in England he established 'Angelo's School of Arms' in Carlisle House, Soho, London. There he taught the aristocracy the fashionable art of Swordsmanship which they had previously had to go the continent to learn, and also set up a riding school in the former rear garden of the house. He was also a fencing instructor to the Royal Family.
[Ref: 35663]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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