Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rare fencing manual free online


Fans of fencing master A.J. Corbesier will be pleased to learn that his short treatise on fencing with the foil, published in 1873, is available online.

Permalink: http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/101053

The printed book, Theory of Fencing; With the Small-Sword Exercise, sells for hundreds of dollars on the collector's market. If all you are interested in is the information in it you can save 100%.  As a bonus you get some extraneous diagrams of a rather curious sort of gun, a mitrailleuse, at the end of the electronic book. I am not sure how those got in there, but readers of this blog will likely enjoy them, anyhow.


A plate from Corbesier's Theory of Fencing

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