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BRUCHIUS, Johannes Georgius. Grondige beschryvinge van de edele ende ridderlijcke scherm- ofte wapen-konste. Noyt diergelijcke in dese Nederduytse tale in den druck uytgegaen. Leyden, printed for the author by A. Verhoef, 1672. Oblong 4to. Contemp. overlapping vellum with manuscript title on spine. With 33 (of 35) full p. lettered plates with 135 figures of fencing students. (16), 159, (1) pp.
Extremely rare first and only edition of the only fencing manual in Dutch, written and illustrated by the Leyden fencing-master Johannes Georgius Bruchius who was born in Zweibrücken in ca. 1630: "le seul oeuvrage, en Hollandais, que nous connaissions sur l'escrime" (Vigeant). Only one copy in NCC/STCN (UB Leyden). The author dedicated his work to the curators of the Leyden university.
Incomplete copy, sold w.a.f.
Pardoel 464 (dated 1671, lists 36 plates); En Garde 64, listing a copy with only 12 etchings ("een uitermate zeldzaam werk in zijn genre"); Thimm p. 41; Vigeant p. 41; Castle p. XXXV.

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12: Bruchius. Grondige Beschryvinge

Estimate €800 - €1,200Oct 24, 2009
Herengracht 458
1017 CA
Amsterdam, 1017 CA
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