Stock Image

Bibliografia Generale Della Scherma, Con Note Critiche, Biografiche E Storiche: Bibliographie Generale De L'Escrime, Avec Notes Critiques, Biographiques Et Historiques

Gelli, Jacopo

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1578984580 / ISBN 13: 9781578984589
Published by Martino Publishing
Condition: Used - Like New Hardcover
From Powell's Bookstores Chicago, ABAA (Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 25, 1998 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 2

Buy Used
Price: US$ 97.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Cloth. Square 4to. 600 pp. 2 b&w prints at front endpapers. Reprint of the Milan edition of 1895. Bookseller Inventory # mch0222

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Bibliografia Generale Della Scherma, Con ...

Publisher: Martino Publishing

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used - Like New

About this title


Reprint of the 1895 edition. Oversized Octavo. Book xliii, 599 [1] p. front., ports. As suggested by the continuing power of the myths of swordfighting knights and adventurers, the fencing tradition is rich and storied. Like fellow Olympic sports archery and javelin, fencing has its roots in ancient combat. Around 1200 BC, the Egyptians began the custom of fencing for sport, as seen by images in decorative reliefs from that period depicting knobs on the end of weapons, earflaps and other protective garb. Sword craftsmanship evolved through the ages, from the short, wide swords favored by the Greeks and Romans to the heavy two-handed broadswords in vogue during the age of chivalry. After the advent of gunpowder and firearms, armor became obsolete and lighter swords gained popularity as the sidearm of choice for European officers and gentlemen. The Italians, Spanish, and French all claim parentage for modern fencing, but throughout Europe during the Renaissance the discipline took on the aura of high art, with masters refining and passing on to a select few their secret techniques. In the 18th century, treatises appeared in print setting forth the current system of rules and scoring, and prescribing the foil, a metal mask with eye slit, and protective jacket or vest as equipment for use. The rules were intended to simulate real combat while protecting the safety of the combatants. "Conventions" were subsequently adopted to limit the target area of the body and providing for a "right of way" for attacks. This is the second edition, much expanded and more rare than the original edition of 1890. Besterman 2139 citing 2000 titles.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Independent Bookstores since 1971.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

All items subject to prior sale. No questions asked refunds within 60 days. For shipping rates, click "Shipping: Rates & Speed" above. Powells Bookstore Inc., 3429 W. 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60632;; 773-376- 8106. VAT: N/A.

Shipping Terms:

Orders ship within 2 business days. Domestic standard orders shipped via
USPS Bound Printed Matter; Domestic Expedited orders shipped via FedEx or UPS
Ground. All International orders shipped via courier, typically arriving
within 7-21 business days. Expedited and Standard International rates are the

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express