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ANGELO, Domenico & Henry. The School of Fencing with a General Explanation of the Principal Attitudes and Positions peculiar to the Art.
London : 1787First reduced edition of Domenico Angelo's renowned guide to swordsmanship, which was first published as a sumptuous folio in 1763, undoubtedly one of the most important such works ever issued in English. The editing and compression were undertaken by Domenico's son Henry "under the auspices of his father", who had recently retired to Eton where he... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139926
GUNSAULUS, Helen C. Japanese Sword-Mounts in the Collection of the Field Museum of Natural History.
Millwood, NY : 1976Kraus reprint edition of Publication 216 in the Field Museum's Anthropological Series, Volume XVI of 1923. An exceptional work on Japanese sword mounts. The author describes sword types, the major schools and sword-smiths, providing a list of signatures, and locations of the great forges. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 107860
HERRIGEL, Eugen. Zen in the Art of Archery.
New York : 1953First edition in English. Presentation copy surprisingly inscribed "For Elizabeth with all good wishes from its author. Alan Watts. November 1956" to front free endpapers, with actress Elizabeth Talbot-Martin's (1911-2006) nameplate to top right-hand corner. Although Watts revised and edited from the late Herrigel's notes what would be The Method... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135556
OLIVIER, Jean. Fencing familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword.
London : 1780Second edition, first published in 1771, of this fine work on the use of the short sword, most attractively illustrated with a new set of plates; the dedication is also new (dated 18 February 1780) and the dedicatee is Charles Stanhope, third earl of Harrington, army officer, who concluded his career with the colonelcy of the first Life Guards. Olivier... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135146
MORIKAWA, Kozan. Yamato-ryu Kyudo Kyokun no maki. [Precepts for Archery of the Yamato School].
Tokyo : 1928First facsimile edition of a work first published in 1652, and untraceable thus, no copy on OCLC. The text lays out the philosophical precepts underlying Mokikawa Kozan's (1631-1701) style of Kyudo, created essentially as a fusion between the two most prominent schools of the time, Heki-ryu and Ogasawara-ryu. Morikawa was the first to define the martial... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 107836
HAMAGUCHI, O., & Talbot Clifton. Fortune Telling by Japanese Swords.
London : 1905First edition, first impression. This work, translated by the hunter and explorer John Talbot Clifton (1868-1928), collects together "two or three books on fortune telling by swords" which Clifton discovered "while wandering in Japan" (preface). Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136284
HAWLEY, Willis Meeker. Koto Sword Scrapbook from an Appraiser's Manuscript of about 1550.
Hollywood, CA : 1976First edition of this facsimile of an anonymous work on appraising the strengths and sharpness from testing Japanese Samurai swords in the 16th century. Uncommon just 4 copies on OCLC, Oxford, SOAS, MFA Boston, and Montgomery County Public Library, PA. The sword-smith tested each new blade by chopping through an iron plate set up edgewise, and often... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 107855
HONDA, Toshizane. Kyudo kogi [Lectures in Archery].
Tokyo : First edition of this exceedingly uncommon work on Kyudo, or Japanese archery, OCLC records the National Diet Library only, which also holds the sole copy of a revised edition of 1929. Interest in Kyudo increased after 1896, when a group of masters gathered together to find ways to preserve these ancient traditional practices, founding the Dainihon... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 107825
ALLANSON-WYNN, Rowland George. Boxing.
London : 1889First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title: "With the Author's Compts. to the Committee of the Oxford & Camb. Club, Jan. 10th 1890", and with their bookplate to the front pastedown, and occasional embossed stamps to the text. Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn, fifth Baron Headley (1855-1935), was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 113513