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Opposing the fencing ideas of his father

BOËSSIÈRE the younger, Texier la.
Traité de l'art des armes, a l'usage des professeurs et des amateurs.
Paris, Didot l'Ainé, 1818. 8vo. With 20 numbered folding engraved plates depicting various fencing positions, by Adam after Bodem. Conteporary polished calf, decorated gilt spine with title lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. XXII, 309, [1 blank] pp.
€ 500
First edition of this famous manual on fencing. The author was the son of the famous fencing master that anonymously published an essay against the treatise of Guillaume Danet, in 1766. He opposed his father with his reforms in the art of fencing, and laid the foundations of the fencing methods perfected by Jean-Louis.
Binding restored with origiginal spine laid down. A few plates slightly cut short with loss of plate numbers. Otherwise in good condition. Pardoel 396; Thimm, p. 33; Vigeant, pp. 38-39.
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