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The Academy of the Sword - a book by LaRocca, Donald J.

The Academy of the Sword

Illustrated Fencing Books, 1500-1800

The Academy of the Sword( )
Author: LaRocca, Donald J.
ISBN:978-0-300-19660-3
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

The Academy of the Sword centers on an assemblage of rare illustrated books devoted to the subject of fencing and dueling, drawn (with one exception) from the library of the Arms and Armor Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The title is taken from Girard Thibault's Acad#65533;mie de l'#65533;sp#65533;e (Leiden, 1628), the most lavish fencing book ever produced, which was kindly lent by the Museum's Thomas J. Watson Library. Accompanying the books and...
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Pages:36
Detailed Subjects: Art / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
Travel / Museums, Tours, Points Of Interest
Design / Book
Sports & Recreation / Fencing
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.5 x 11 Inches
Book Weight:0.5 Pounds

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