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Rare Martial Arts Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Martial arts is an ancient tradition in many cultures, so there are many rare and antique books dedicated to the study of martial arts. Biblio is proud to feature several of those rare martial arts books below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. The rare and antique martial arts books range in topics from the history of Jiu-Jitsu to early Japanese sword history. If you are passionate about martial arts, be sure to check out the rare martial arts books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.



Memoirs Of H.R.H. Prince Christopher Of Greece by Prince Christopher of Greece, H.R.H

Memoirs Of H.R.H. Prince Christopher Of Greece (1938, Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.) 1st Edition, 2nd Printing Thus Hurst & Blackett, ltd., 1938. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, PRINCE CHRISTOPHER OF GREECE AND DENMARK. 187 pages, indexed. Used. Good condition/ No DJ Included.…

From Mary Riversong Books

$400.00


A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour by Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick

Beautiful copy of the rare first edition of this standard work on medieval European armour. With 80 fine illustrations drawn and engraved by Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (some engraved by Richard Bridgens and William Maddocks). Complete with three frontispiece…

From Florilegius

$6000.00


Ned Donnelly's art of boxing : a manual of sparring and self defense : illustrated with forty engravings showing the various blows, stops and guards, and explaining all the modern methods of attack and defense by DONNELLY, Ned

1880 Art of BOXING Combat Sports Illustrated Pugilism Self-Defense Ned Donnelly Ned Donnelly's 'Art of Boxing' is a late 19th-century instructional and training manual on boxing and combat sports. This book includes illustrated sketches depicting various …

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$399.00


Kung-Fu Monthly No. 10 (Bruce Lee Poster) by Yen, Felix

Very Good-. Magazine. Kung Fu Monthly No. 10 with The First Bruce Lee Kung-Fu Movie Special Report, an article with Chuck Norris and fold-out poster of Bruce Lee. (1976); 4to - over 9¾" - 12" . …

From Book Gallery // Mike Riley

$145.00


The School of Fencing by Domenico Angelo

Good copy of the first English octavo edition with plates by Thomas Rowlandson of this classic fencing manual.Complete with 47 engraved plates of classic fencing positions on 44 sheets. The original 1787 edition, the first to include plates redrawn and en…

From Florilegius

$3000.00


L'Art Militaire Francois by Pierre Giffart

Rare first edition of this 17th century French military exercise book covering mostly musket drills, but also pike, sword and grenade. L'art militaire françois, pour l'infanterie. Contenant l'exercise et le maniement des armes, tant des officiers que de …

From Florilegius

$900.00


The Interior of the Fives Court, with Randall and Turner Sparring. Engraved by C[harles] Turner after T. Blake by (Boxing) Blake, T

London: W. Sams, Book & Printseller, to the Royal family opposite St James's Palace, 1825. Third state, the first being produced in 1818. Hand-colored aquatint with etched outline. 1 vols. 20 x 26 inches, matted and framed to 27 x 33 inches overall. Thir…

From James Cummins Bookseller

$2500.00


The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (Original 63mm film fragments from the 1897 film) by Enoch J. Rector (director); James J. Corbett, Bob Fitzsimmons (subjects)

N.p.: Veriscope, 1897. Two vintage fragments from a 63mm film print of the 1897 boxing match between "Gentleman" Jim Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. The first fragment consists of six frames depicting the fighters in a clinch, while the second consists of f…

From Royal Books, Inc.

$6500.00


Jamaica Inn by Du Maurier, Daphne

Du Maurier, Daphne Jamaica Inn MCMXXXVI (1936), Doubleday & Company, Inc. First Edition. Does not state first edition or first printing on the copyright page. Used. Good Condition/ No Dust jacket included. 5 ¾ X 8 ¾. 243 pages. Beige boards. Maroon spi…

From Mary Riversong Books

$200.00


The Roar of the Crowd: The True Tale of the Rise and Fall of a Champion. Signed Copy by Corbett, James J., with Foreword by Robert Gordon Anderson

New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. First edition, this copy inscribed, signed, and dated in ink by Corbett on the recto of the frontis. Page 329 roughly opened causing small losses in the margin (text unaffected), otherwise fine in moderately e…

From Citation Books, ABAA/ ILAB

$2000.00


The Sword And The Centuries, Or Old Sword Days And Old Sword Ways, Being A Description Of The Various Swords Used In Civilized Europe During The Last Five Centuries, And Of Single Combats Which Have Been Fought With Them by Hutton, Alfred

Grant Richards, London, 1901; First Edition; 8vo, 367 pages; illustrated. A detailed history of swordplay tracing the sword and its use from the fifteenth through nineteenth centuries. Much discussion of early types of swords, such as Two-Hand Sword, Ra…

From AARDWOLF Fine Books

$1100.00


Uncle Bernac by Doyle, A. Conan

006DoyleBernac. Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. 1897 Smith, Elder & Co. First Edition. Used. Good Condition/ No DJ included if originally issued. Red boards with gilt titling and ornamentation. Gilting remains in good shape. Front hinge separation. Deckle edge.…

From Mary Riversong Books

$300.00


Traditional Aikido Volume 1 Basic Technique by Morihiro Saito - 9th Dan

Traditional Aikido, Sword, Stick, Body Arts, Volume 1, Basic Techniques by Morihiro Saito - 9th Dan (June 1992 16th Printing), Copyright 1973 by author, ISBN 0870402668, 132 pages, dimensions about about 7 x 10 inches, Printed in Japan, published by Sug…

From Ruth Reaser

$100.00


Self Defense; Professional & Amateur Boxing, June-July, 1930 by Editor: Joe Burten; Assoc. Editors: Jay J. Thomas, James J. Corbett, and Jack O'Brien

New York: Periodical Publishing Company, 1930. RARE, OCLC locates one copy, at University of Notre Dame Library. Near Fine, faint soiling rear wrapper. 48 pages with numerous black and white photographs. . First Printing. Magazine. Near Fine/No Jacket, As…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA

$150.00


Fundamental Kendo: Compiled by All Japan Kendo Federation by Various

Japan Publications, 1974. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully int…

From Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books

AU$350.00


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