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Nouveau Traité De La Perfection Sur Le Fait Des Armes, Dédié Au Roy, Par le Sr P.J.F. Girard ancien Officier de Marine. Enseignant La Maniere De Combattre, De L'Epée De pointe seule, toutes les Gardes étrangeres, l'Espadon, les Piques, Hallebardes, Bayonnettes au bout du Fusil, Fleaux brisés & Bâtons à deux bouts: Ensemble à faire de bonne grace les Saluts de l'Esponton, l'Exercise du Fusil & celui de la Grénadiere, tels qu'ils se pratiquent aujord'huy dans l'Art Militaire de France. Orné De Figures En Taille Douce. Le Prix Est De 18. liv. En Brochure.

Pierre Jacques François Girard

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/4740

Author

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez { Moette, ruë de la Vieille-Bouclerie, à S. Alexis. La Veuve Jouvenel, à l'Hostel de Bretonvilliers, Isle S. Loüis. Girard, au Nom de Jesus, grande Salle du Palais. Dupuis, Fils, à la Fontaine d'Or, près S. Severin, ruë S. Jacques. Seneuze, Fils, à S. Augustin, Quay des Augustins. -, Avec Approbation Et Privilege Du Roy. MDCCXXXVI.

Physical Description

[6], 156, [8] p., add. engr. t.pl., port., 116 pl.; 201×275 mm. (Oblong quarto.)

General Note

Each numbered plate carries also the number of the page of text which it illustrates.

Contents

[Add. engr. t.pl., t.p., dedic., port.] - Preface - Avertissement; Avis Au Lecteur - [Text and plates] - Table Des Matieres; Errata - Approbation; Privilege Du Roy.

Responsibility Note

The added engraved title-plate is signed as designed and engraved by E. Herblot. The portrait is signed as designed and engraved by Jacq. De Favanne. The other plates are unsigned.

Some tailpieces are signed 'P' (i.e. Papillon?).

The work is dedicated by P.J.F. Girard to the King [Louis XV].

References

On fencing history see H.W. Pardoel, Fencing: a bibliography (after 1996); M. Bower, Foil fencing (1993); E. Castle, Schools and masters of fence (1892; 3rd. ed. 1969).

Summary Note

Plates 1-81 show the use of the sword; 82-116, the use of other weapons.

Copy Note

The 'Avis Au Lecteur' is signed in ink by Girard.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf; rebacked in 20th century, gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Traite Des Armes'.

Subject

Fencing - Fencers - Swordplay - Swordsmen - Combat - Martial arts - Sports - Weapons - Techniques - France - History - 18th century
Manuals - Instructional materials - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors

Charles Moette, publisher
N. Jouvenel veuve de Georges Jouvenel, publisher
Girard, publisher
Grégoire Du Puis, publisher
Seneuze, publisher
E. Herblot, draughtsman, engraver
Jacques de Favanne, draughtsman, engraver
Jean Michel Papillon, wood-engraver
Louis XV King of France, dedicatee