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L'art des armes simplifie Fencing familiarized: or a new treatise on the Art of the Small Sword
London: Printed for John Bell, 1780. [4], vii, [6], x-xlvii, [1], 205pp, [1]. With 14 engraved folding plates. Parallel French and English text. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-down. A trifle rubbed and marked. Ink annotation to title, lightly foxed. The revised edition of this treatise on the art of fencing, first printed in 1771, by master of the small sword, Jean Olivier, whose successful school in St. Dunstan's Court, Fleet Street led him to be considered one of the finest instructors in the city. ESTC T135608.. New edition. 8vo.
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