• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 45

    DOMENICO ANGELO [ANGELO MALEVOLTI]

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    DOMENICO ANGELO [ANGELO MALEVOLTI]
    The School of Fencing, edited by H.C.W. Angelo. London: 1787 [plates dated 1783]. Oblong 8°, 44 engraved plates numbered to 47. Modern half calf. PRESENTATION COPY from the editor, title inscribed "Harris & Sons. H. Angelo, 1788". A reduced edition. First published in 1763 as L'ecole des armes. Gelli pp. 21-25.

    L'ANGE, Jean Daniel. Deutliche und gründliche Erklarung der Aderlichen und Ritterlichen freyen Fecht-Kust ... auss die Italianische. Heidelberg: Adrian Meingarten, 1664. Oblong 4° (153 x 195mm), engraved portrait of the author and 61 engraved illustrations after C. Metzger. (Title browned, also heavily soiled and tattered at margins, portrait soiled at lower margin, lightly browned throughout, some heavy staining and soiling of margins.) Old vellum (slightly bowed). Provenance: C. de Dallwig, 1755 (inscription on title) -- THOMAS ROWLANDSON (1756-1827, inscription dated 1816 on front pastedown) -- Boyce Harvey Combe (armorial bookplate). FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN. Gilli pp. 233-234. (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Fencing