Reproduction. This is a straight copy of a period publication, generally with period typesetting and illustrations. A significant portion of these manuals are in Italian or German, but even an English manual can be difficult to read due to archaic language, spelling and typesetting.
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De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi, Philippo Vadi, ISBN 978-9527157091, $30
Llwyd says: High quality hardcover reproduction of Philippo Vadi’s late 1400s sword combat system in medieval Italian.
Il Fior Di Battaglia: MS Ludwig XV 13 (Italian Edition), Fiore Dei Liberi , ISBN 978-9527157114, $30.
Llwyd says: High quality hardcover reproduction of the Getty version of Fiore’s amazing 1409 book describing a complete combat system. (Medieval Italian)
Three Elizabethan Fencing Manuals, Di Grassi, Saviolo, Silver, ISBN 0820111074, $75.
Llwyd says: This is a reproduction of three period masters’ manuals in English. It can be hard to read due to period language and typesetting.