Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum
Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum
Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum
Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum
Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum
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Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

MAROZZO, ACHILLE

Opera nova... de l'arte de l'armi. [Modena, c. 1540]


4to (203 x 152mm.), title within elaborate woodcut border depicting knights in armour, woodcut illustrations (some full-page), with final blank, contemporary limp vellum (a remboitage?), title-page slightly shaved at foot, small repair to P8, new endpapers


A reprint of the 1536 first edition, also printed in Modena and using the same woodblocks, of Marozzo's richly illustrated treatise on duelling. Marozzo was a Bolognese master swordsman; this treatise is considered the first substantial manual of fencing and includes rules for duels between noblemen. The numerous woodcut describe detailed manoevres by swordsmen in elaborate contemporary costume.


LITERATURE:

Edit16 65684; Sander 4384

Condition Report

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Saleroom Notice

Leaves F4-5 are slightly shorter and have been supplied from another copy
Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum
Marozzo, Opera nova de l'arte de l'armi, [Modena, c. 1540], contemporary limp vellum
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