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Books & Works on Paper including Contents from the Estate of Paul Gallico

Lot 14

Fencing.- Senesio (Alessandro)

Fencing.- Senesio (Alessandro)

Il vero maneggio di spada..., first edition, engraved allegorical frontispiece, woodcut ornaments, 14 full-page engravings from drawings by Giacomo Mitelli, with letterpress captions, depicting fencing positions, slight toning, occasional spotting, 18th-century paper boards, new endpapers, [Thimm, C.A. ‘Fencing and dueling’, p. 265; A. Bertarelli, ‘Le incisioni di Giuseppe Maria Mitelli: catalogo critico’, Milano, 1940, p. 19, n. 81-95], folio, Heirs of Vittorio Benacci, Bologna, 1660.

*** Rare edition, with only 6 copies recorded, of one of the most important fencing manuals of the XVIIth century. The work includes a detailed discussion of fencing theory and illustrated techniques.

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