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The Art and History of Personal Combat

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Title:The Art and History of Personal Combat
Price:AUD$112.00 (about USD$75.90)
Book ID:SB00-0221747
Quantity:1
Publisher:Arma Press - New York Graphic Society Ltd, New York, 1971
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:Various
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
Arma Press - New York Graphic Society Ltd, 1971, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Various

1.35 kg.; 256 pp., indexed, and illustrated throughout with reproductions of period art work and manuscripts in both colour, and black-and-white. While there is some mention of guns, and a boxing and pistols, and samurai, this book is devoted to the art of, history of and development of the sword. The book has an extensive bibliography. The illustrated dust jacket is lightly rubbed on the top edge. The author traces the development of the theory and practice of individual combat from the earliest descriptions -- David and Goliath -- through the heyday of the sword fights with all the formality of its science, to the techniques used in the American West, in commando raids and in gang warfare. He examines the use of the Broadsword, the two hander, the rapier, the dagger, the bayonet, the halberd, the flail, the pistol, the machine gun and many other deadly weapons. Size: 4to 9�" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Martial Arts; Inventory No: 0221747.
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