Théorie Pratique de L'escrime [INSCRIBED]

Paris: M. de Brunhoff, 1886. First edition. 8vo; rebound in buckram, gilt-titled spine, deckle edges; black and red printed title page, xiv, 238 pp.; illus. INSCRIBED by the author, Camille Prévost, to the 19th century French playwright and journalist, Albert de Saint-Albin, who was a great promoter of fencing. In French. A foundational text on the principles of the French classical school of fencing with numerous full page and in-text illustrations. With a preface by Ernest Legouvé, which includes a sketch of the career of Bertrand. One of Bertrand’s ablest pupils was Pierre-Adolphe Prévost, father of the author, who receives a short biography by Adolphe Tavernier. Some darkening to cloth, a few pages foxed, VG+. An uncommon title in the first edition, moreso signed. Item #05296

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