Originally an examination of the sport “as practised by all European nations from the Middle Ages to the present day,” with 1896 being the “present day,” this bibliography today serves as an exemplary historical reference.
In addition to the informative bibliography, the “Notes on Fencing and Duelling” section fascinates readers with its accounts of duels as reported in various publications of the time. One story from the September 21, 1890, edition of the Sunday Times startlingly reveals, “After a French duel, if ‘honour has been satisfied,’ and nobody has been assassinated, a grand breakfast usually takes place.”
About the Author
When he compiled this bibliography, Carl A.Thimm, F. R. G. S., late Captain 2nd London Rifles, realized “from past experience how impossible it is for a work such as this to be complete.” Yet, more than one hundred years after its initial publication, A Complete Bibliography of Fencing and Duelling remains one of the preeminent books on the subject.
A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FENCING AND DUELLING
By Carl A. Thimm
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
562 pp. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4
4 Photos 30 Illustrations
ISBN: 9781565544451 pb (F)