Books by Author (L-Z)

L’ Abbat Monsieur

The Art of Fencing, or, the Use of the Small Sword

English trans of French

1734

Plates

Smallsword

Lebkommer, Hans

Fechtbuch

German

1558

Plates

Longsword, Messer, unarmed, Quarterstaff

Liancour, Sieur de

Le Maitre D'Armes du L'Exercice de L'Epee

French

1692

 

 

Liberi, Maestro Fiore dei

Fior di Battaglia (Getty version)*some pages are faded or very dark due to microfilm printing*

Italian

1410

Many Plates

Wrestling, Unarmed vs. Dagger, Dagger vs. Sword, Longsword, Armored Longsword, Armored Poleaxe, Spear, Calvary Lance, Calvary Sword, Salvary Wrestling, Polearm vs. Calvary.

Liberi, Maestro Fiore dei

Flos Duellatorum (from Novati, 1902)

English trans of Italian

1410

Many Plates

Same weapons, different order with brief captions.

Loque, Bertrand de

Discourses of Warre and Single Combat     

English Translation from French

1591

No plates

Christian morality in warfare.

Lonnergan, A

The Fencer’s Guide

English

1771

Plates

Smallsword, Backsword, Spadroon

Lovino, G.A.

The teachings of G.A. Lovino (translated by Giovanni Raspardi)

English

 

Plates

See below

Lovino, G.A.

               

Traite D'Escrime

Italian

16th C

Plates

Single Sword (+Dagger, cloak, buckler, round shield & target), Case of swords, Long Sword, Two Handed Sword, Spear, 2 against 1 in Rapier and Cloak, 2 daggers vs. Calvary

Maggio, Padre Luigi di

Sermone Sul Duello

Italian

1868

No plates

Sermon on Duelling

Malenza, Cav. Avv. G. B.

La Giurisprudenza del duello

Italian

1871

No plates

On Duelling

Malvica, Ferdinando

Epistola Sopra Il Duello

Italian

1826

No plates

On Duelling

Manciolino, Antonio

Opera Nova

Italian

1531

No plates

Sidesword, Halberd

Marcelli, Francesco Antonio

Regole Della Scherma

Italian

1686

Plates

Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Lantern, Rapier (cup hilts) vsSciabla’ (Sabre?). Discusses Rapier and other combos.

Marozzo, Achille

Opera Nova

Italian

1536

Plates

Side Sword (+ Buckler, Cloak, Dagger & Target), Two Handed Sword, Halberds, Dagger, Cloak & Dagger

Mars, His Field

The Exercise of Arms

English

17th cen.

Many Plates

Military Drills

Mathewson, Thomas

Fencing Familiarized; or, A New Treatise on the Art of the Scotch Broad Sword

English

1805

13 plates

Broadsword/ Saber, Saber vs. Bayonet

Mazo, Bondi di

La Spada Maestra

Italian

1696

Plates

Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Rapier and Cloak vs. Rapier and Buckler

McArthur, John

A New and Complete Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fencing

English

1780

Plates

Smallsword

McBane, Donald

The Expert Swordsman’s Companion

Scottish

1728

Plates

Smallsword, Smallsword & Dagger, Backsword, Backsword & Shield, 1 plate of each: Backsword & Shield vs. Spear, Smallsword & Shield vs. Axe, Knife, Pistol/Cloak duel, Backsword on Horseback

Menauguerra, Ponc de

Lo Cavaller

Spanish

1490

No Plates

Use of the Lance and Jousting

Meyer, Joachim

Kunst des Fechtens

German

1570

Plates

Rapier, Long Sword, Dusack, Staff, Polearms, Halberd, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Cloak, Dagger

Meyer, Joachim   

Kunst des Fechtens

German

1600

Plates

same as 1570

Micheli, Michele

Trattado in Lode della Nobile, E Cavalleresca Arte della Scherma

Italian

1798

No Plates

On Duelling

Narvaez, Don Luis Pacheco de

Modo Facil Y Nuevo para examinarse los maestros en la Destreza de las Armas (from Vindel’s Antiguos)

Spanish

1625

No Plates

Spanish Rapier

Narvaez, Don Luis Pacheco de

Advertencias Para La Ensenanza de la filosofia y destreza de las Armas (from Vindel’s Antiguos)

Spanish

1625

No Plates

Spanish Rapier

Olivier, Mr.

Fencing Familiarized

English & French

1780

No Plates

Smallsword

O’Rourke, Matthew

A New System of Sword Exercise

English

1872

Plates

Military Sabre

Parkyns, Sir Thomas

The Inn-Play; or Cornish-Hugg Wrestler

English

1727

few plates

Fist, Case of Fist, Other quarrels between Mr. Peaceable and Mr. Contentious

Pateras, Teodoro

Dei Doveri del seconda nel duello

Italian

1858

No plates

Seconds in a Duel

Patton, George S.

War Dept. Saber Exercise

American

1914

Illustrations

Calvary Saber

Perez, G.

Il Sistema di Spada Radaelli

Italian

1878

Plates

Foil

Petter, Nicolaes

Klare Onderrichtinge der Voortreffelijcke Worstel-Konst

Dutch

1674

Many Plates

Wrestling, Dagger vs unarmed. Double dagger vs unarmed.

Picard, Edmond

L'épée et la psycho de son escrime

 

French

1908

1 plate

Epee fencing

Quintino, Antonio

Gioiello di Sapienza

Italian

1614

Plates

Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Cloak, varied inventions, Defending from wild animals, useful medicines

Quixada de Reayo, Don

Doctrina del arte de la cavalleria

Spanish

1548

1 plate

Horses - choosing and equipping, tilt, weapons at war

Radaelli, Guiseppe

Instruzione per la scherma di sciobola e di spada

Italian

1876

Plates

Sabre and Foil

Ranzatto, Arnoldo

Scherma di Sciabola Terza Edizione

Italian

1889

Plates

Sabre

Roland, George

An Introductory Course of Fencing

Scottish

1827

5 plates

Basic Fencing

Roland, Joseph

The Amateur of Fencing

London

1809

No Plates

Fencing Technique

Rosaroll & Grisetti

La Scienza della Scherma

Italian

1803

Plates not included

Smallsword

Rosis, Cav. Luigi de

Codice Italiano sul duello

Italian

1868

No Plates

Italian duelling

Rossi, Giordano

Scherma di spada e sciabola

Italian

1885

Plates

Foil and Sabre

Roworth, C

The Art of Defence on Foot with the Broad Sword and Sabre 2nd Ed

London

1798

13 Plates

Sabre(cut and thrust)

Sainct Didier, Henry de

Traicté Contenant

French

1573

Plates

Sidesword

Sainct Didier, Henry de

Treacts Containing the Secrets of the First Book on the Single Sword

English Translation

 

Plates

Sidesword

Saviolo, Vincento

His Practice in Two Books

English

1594

Plates

Rapier/ Rapier and Dagger

Selden, Mr.

The Duello

English

1610

No Plates

Duelling

Senac, Regis & Louis

The Art of Fencing

English

1928

Photos

Foil

Silver, George

Paradoxes of Defence/Brief Instruction upon...

English

1599

1 Plate

Sword

Six, Gérard

Escrime

French

1998

Many Photos

Modern Fencing

Spinnewyn, A & Manoury, Paul

L'Escrime a l'Eppe

French

1898

Photos and Drawings

Eppe de combat

Studer, Charles

Das Solothurner Fechtbuch (1990)

German

1506-14

57 Plates

Dueling Shield, Armored Calvary Longsword, Armored Longsword, Dagger, Longsword, Wrestling

Swetnam, Joseph

The School of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence

English

1617

Plates

Rapier and Dagger, Backsword, Longsword, Shortsword, Staff

Talhoffer

Fechtbuch

German

1443

illustrations

Long Sword, Warhammer, Duelling Shields, Dagger, Unarmed

Talhoffer

Fechtbuch

German

1459

 

Long Sword, Lance/ Dagger, Unarmed, Horseback (+Lance/ Sword)

Tamariz, D. Nicolas

Cartilla, Y Lvz en la Verdadera Destreza

Spanish

1696

2Diagram

Rapier

Taylor, John

The Art of Defence on Foot, with the Broad Sword and Sabre

English

1804

8 plates 2 diagram

Broadsword/Sabre and adaptable for spadrron and Cut & Thrust. Practice w/ Target, then person. Opposing Smallsword, Spadroon, Musket and Bayonet

 

Tower Fectbuch I.33

Latin

1290

Plates

Sword and Buckler

Traveller, A

The Art of Duelling

English

1836

No Plates

Duelling Theory, both Smallsword and Pistol.

Thimm, Carl A

A Complete Bibliography of Fencing and Duelling  

English

1896

Plates

Bibliography

Unknown

Selbstverteidigungspraktiken aus Albrecht Durers Fechtbuch

German

1512

Illustrations

Just wrestling from his book

Vadi, Philippo

Ad Illustrissim um Pricipem Mevm

 

15th Cent.

106 Illustrations

Lance, Dagger, Longsword, Wrestling, In Armor: Poleaxe,Long Sword, Spada in arme,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viggiani, Angelo

 

Lo Schermo

Italian

1575

7 Plates

Sidesword

Vindel, P

Antiguos Tratados de Esgrima (contains 2 Narvaez treatises and 1 Cala treatise listed above)

Spanish

1898

No Plates

Spanish Rapier

Waite, J.M

Lessons in Sabre, Singlestick, Sabre & Bayonet

English

1881

34 plates

Sabre, Sabre vs Bayonet, Sabre Feats, Dueling

Walker, Donald

Defensive Exercises

English

1840

Illustrations

Wrestling, Boxing, Singlestick, Spadrron, Sabre, Rifle.

War Office, His Majesty’s

Rules and Regulations for the Sword Exercise of the Cavalry

English

1805

1 illustration

Calvalry and Infantry Sabre

Wayne, Henry

Sword Exercise, arranged for military Instruction

American

1850

23 Plates

Foil, Sabre (broadsword), Espadon (cut and thrust)

Wright, Francis Vere (translator) Masiello (author)

The Broadsword; as taught by the celebrated Italian masters

English trans of Italian

1889

4 plates

Sabre, Dueling

Wurm, Hans

Das Landshuter Ringerbuch

German

16th Cen.

Plates

Wrestling

Wylde, Zach.

The English Master of Defence

English

1711

No plates

Rapier or Smallsword, Broadsword, Quarterstaff, Rules of Wrestling

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