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Presentation Copy to a Pillar of French Fencing

Le Duel. Ses Lois — Ses Reglès — Son Histoire. Preface par Ignotus.

Paris: G. Decaux; M. Dreyfous, [1877].

Price: $450.00


About the item

First edition. xxxvi, 230, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Presentation Copy to a Pillar of French Fencing. Vellum spine, red morocco label, marbled boards. Some light soilign. Near fine. Inscribed by the author on the half title. Thimm, p. 319.

Item #367741

Inscribed by the author “A M. Hebrard de Villeneuve ave mes meilleurs remerciements et toute mon amitié 8 mai 1879 Henri Vallée”

Hebrard de Villeneuve (1848-1925), French soldier, politician, and fencer, was founder of the Société d'encouragement à l'escrime and later the French national fencing association.