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3.3 Fencing Books


This article is from the Fencing FAQ, by Morgan Burke with numerous contributions by others.

3.3 Fencing Books

The following list of books on the sport of fencing is not
complete. Books on historical methods, stage fighting, Japanese
fencing, and other eastern martial arts are not listed here.
Online bookstores and databases (eg. www.amazon.com) are a good
resource to search for more information.

Hank Pardoel published his Biliography of the Art and Sport of
Fencing in 1996 through the Queen's University School of Physical
Education. It contains a thorough index of thousands of fencing
books, articles, microfilms, and other resources dating from the
1400s to the present.

Alaux, Modern Fencing (Charles Scribner, 1975)
Anderson, All About Fencing (Arco, 1970)
Anderson, Tackle Fencing (Paul, ?)
Angelo, The School of Fencing (Land's End Press, 1971)
Barbasetti, The Art of the Foil (EP Dutton, 1932)
de Beaumont, All About Fencing (Coles, 1978)
de Beaumont, Fencing: Ancient Art and Modern Sport (ES Barnes, 1978)
de Beaumont, Teach Yourself Fencing (McKay, 1968)
de Beaumont, Your Book of Fencing (Transatlantic, 1970)
Beke & Polgar, The Methodology of Sabre Fencing (Corvina Press, 1963)
Bower, Foil Fencing 7th Ed. (Brown & Benchmark, 1993)
Campos, The Art of Fencing (Vantage Press, 1988)
Castello, The Theory and Practice of Fencing (Charles Scribner, 1933)
Castello, Fencing (Ronald Press, 1962)
Castle, The Schools and Masters of Fence (Arms & Armour Press, 1969)
Crosnier, Fencing with the Foil (Faber & Faber, 1951)
Curry, Fencing (Foresman, 1969)
Curry, The Fencing Book (Human Kinetics, 1983)
Deladrier, Modern Fencing (U.S. Naval Institute, 1948, reprint 1954)
Evangelista, The Art and Science of Fencing (Masters Press, 1996)
Evangelista, Encyclopedia of the Sword (Greenwood, 1995)
FIE, Rules of Competition (AFA, CFF, USFA, etc., every year)
Garret, Foil Fencing (Penn State, 198?)
Garret et al, Foil, Sabre, and Epee Fencing (Penn State, 1994)
Gaugler, Fencing Everyone (Hunter, 1987)
Gaugler, History of Fencing (Laureate, 1997)
Hutton, The Sword and the Centuries (Charles E. Tuttle, 1980)
Kogler, Planning to Win (CounterParry, ?)
Lukovich, Electric Foil Fencing (Corvina Press, 1971)
Lukovich, Fencing (Corvina Press, 1986)
Manley, Complete Fencing (Doubleday, 1979)
Morton, A-Z of Fencing (Queen Anne, 1988)
Nadi, The Living Sword: A Fencer's Autobiography (Laureate Press, 1995)
Nadi, On Fencing (G.P. Putnam, 1943) (Laureate Press, 1994)
Nelson, Winning Fencing (Henry Regnery, 1975)
Norcross, Fencing: the foil (Ward Lock, ?)
Palffy-Alpar, Sword and Masque (FA Davis, 1967)
Pitman, Fencing, Techniques of Foil, Epee, and Sabre (Crowood, 1988)
Manley, Compleate Fencing (Doubleday, 198?)
Selberg, Foil (Addison-Wesley, 1976)
Selberg, Revised Foil (Spotted Dog Press, 1993)
Shaff, Fencing for All (Scribner, 1981)
De Silva, Fencing: The Skills of the Game (Crowood, 1992)
Simmonds and Morton, Start Fencing (Sportman's Press, 1989)
Simmonds and Morton, Fencing to Win (Sportman's Press, 1994)
Simonian, Basic Foil Fencing 4th Ed. (Kendall/Hunt, 1995)
Skipp, Fencing (Know the Sport) (Stackpole, 1997)
Szabo, Fencing and the Master (Corvina Kiado, 1982)
Bac Tau, Fencing (self published, 1994)
Vass, Epee Fencing (Corvina, 1976)
Wyrick, Foil Fencing (W.B. Saunders, 1971)


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