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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.

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


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 which traces the sword and its use from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Much discussion of early types of swords, such as the Two-H…

From AARDWOLF Fine Books


Taekwon-Do (The Korean Art of Self Defence) by Gen. Choi Hong Hi

International Taekwon-Do Federation , 1995. General wear and water marks to jacket. Water marks to leading edge of early pages. 765 pages with b/w illustrations. A condensed version of the 15 volume Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do. . FOURTH EDITION. Hard…

From Terra Australis Books


Corpus of martial arts legends (all 12)(Chinese Edition) by (QING)DING BING DING SHEN JI

Guangling bookstore. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Publisher: Guangling bookstore. Book series from Five years on the late martial arts dynasty (now Han…

From cninternationalseller



London: [Thomas Dawson] for John Harrison, 1588. First Edition in English. 283 x 190 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 1/2"). 4 p.l., 80, [4], 120 pp., [1] leaf (errata on verso). Collates as the British Library copy, with G3 and G4 uncancelled, with G3r line 5 from botto…

From Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts


Complete Records of World's Heavyweight Boxing Champions Illustrated by Sullivan, Alex (Editor)

New York: Alex Sullivan, 1941. First Printing, date from internal evidence of Joe Louis' last figh June,t 1941. Very Good, small scrape top edge front wrapper, front wrapper a touch faded, faded seller's stamp top edge front cover. 64 pp. with num…

From Dale Steffey Books


Ultimate Jujutsu: Principles & Practices by Maberry, Shihan Jonathan

Doyelstown, Pennsylvania: Strider Nolan Publishing. New. 2002. First Edition. Soft Cover. Remainder: KB#006611: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Book has neat black mark on bottom edge of page block (New Remainder Book) and has slight shelf wear at corners. …



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


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.


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


Fistiana; or, the Oracle of the Ring. by DOWLING, Vincent George

London: Wm. Clement, Jun.,, 1841. "A classic work on the noble art" First edition of this "classic work on the noble art, including informative sections on fitness training and sparring. It was a book which was regularly updated and went through fourteen…

From Peter Harrington


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


Hsing-i Fist and Weapon Instruction by Po-Nien, Huang, Translated by Chow Hon Huen & Edited by Dennis Rovere

Calgary, Alberta: Rovere Consultants International Inc., 1997 220mm x 280mm tall (8.5" x 11" approx.). Pp xii, 112 illustrated throughout. A couple of external marks and a crease to the bottom margin of the rear cover, otherwise good, in the ori…

From Christopher Baron


Martial Arts Diagram (Buyou Benryaku) 武用辨略 (ぶようべんりゃく ) by YOSHITOSHI, Kinoshita

1748 Japanese Samurai Weapons Daimyo Hideyoshi Illustrated 6v Buyou Benryaku A rare, 18th century Japanese woodblock print of "Buyou Benryaku" written by Yoshitoshi Kinoshita. Kinoshita was a samurai and daimyō during the Azuchi-Momoyama period, retaine…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


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


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