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Inscribed Presentation Copy

L’Escrime dans l’Armée.

Paris: Maison Quantin, [n.d., ca. 1890].

Price: $300.00


About the item

Second edition. xv, 188 pp. 1 vols. 16mo. Inscribed Presentation Copy. Quarter vellum and marbled boards, marbled endsheets, preserving chromlithographic wrappers. Some toning. Near fine. Bookplate of A.D. Rivera of Los Angeles. Thimm, p. 77 (for 1888 ed.).

Item #367567

François Jules Dérué (1835-1922) was a career officer in the French army, a fencer, and an author. This copy of L’Escrime dans l’Armée has been bound to preserve the original pictorial wrappers, and bears a presentation inscription from the author: “A Mr. H. de Villeneuve, Président de la société d’Engr de l’Escrime Bien affectueux souvenir Dérué Paris le 1 de Fevrier 1890”.