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Non-English & Foreign Titles:
"Armes blanches, Armi bianche, Edged Weapons"
Karl & Wetter Stuber, Hans Blankwaffen, Zurich; 1982
"Beiträge zur morphologischen Entwicklung des Schwertes im Mittelalter: eine Analyse des Fundmaterials vom ausgehenden"
Alfred Geibig, Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Wachholtz Neumünster, 1991. ISBN/ISSN 3-529-01171-1
“Bibliografia E Historia De La Esgrima Espanola”
Baron De La Vega De Hoz Enrique De Leguina. Oak Knoll Press. BIBLIOGRAFIA E HISTORIA DE LA ESGRIMA ESPANOLA, APUNTES REUNIDOS POR. [BIBLIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY OF SPANISH DUELLING, NOTES COMPILED BY.]. Madrid: n.p., 1904 (but Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, n.d. but 2000). Reprint of the first edition which was limited to only 150 copies. Besterman 1723. "Historical notes" on Spanish duelling and duellists (pp.7-40) followed by a bibliography of Spanish and Portuguese books on duelling, from the late 15th century to contemporary works. 290 numbered entries, sometimes annotated, followed by a chronological index, index, and printer's colophon.
"Blank-Waffen I"
Heribert Seitz, Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1981 (swords).
Blankwaffen, Geschichte und Typenentwicklung im Europäischen Kulturbereich
H. Seitz. One of the best books about the development of European blades.
Chonik Alter Kampfkunt
(“Chronicle of Ancient Fighting Arts”) – Excerpts from 5 texts of German Medieval & Renaissance unarmed skills of grappling and wrestling.  Verlag Weinman. 1997.
"Das Schwert im Fruhen Mittlelalter" (The Sword in the Early Middle Ages)
Wilfred Menghin, Germanishes Natural Museum, Konrad Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart, 1983.ISBN 3-8062-0362-8
"Die Entwicklungsphasen der Europäischen Fechtkunst"
Karl E.Lochner. Wien, Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1953. (The Developmental Phases of European Fencing)
"Die Fechkunst Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg" - 1500-1900 [i. e. funfzehnhundert-neunzehnhundert]; Grafik, Waffen. Idee und Gestaltung: Heino Maedebach, Coburg, 1968.
"Die Kriegswaffen in Ihren Geschichtlichen Entwickelungen von den Ältestern Zeiten bis auf die Gegenwart"
Demmin, August (Leipzig: P. Friesenhahn, 1893) (German).
"Die Vor- und Frühgeschichtliche Sammlung"
Menghin, Wilfried and Hofmann, Rainer (Nürnberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 1983 (German).
"Duelli Pedane"
Pantano, Stefano & Francesco Ponz De Leon. Manfredi Editore, Rome, 1996 HB. - NOT REVIEWED
"Elsen – Kleider"
Plottnerarbeiten Ausdel Jahrhunderten, Deutsches Historishes Museum, DHM GMBH, Berlin, 1962. (arms & armor museum catalog).
"Epistolas de Mosen Diego de Valera, enbiadas en diversos tiempos e a diversas personas"
Madrid, Impr. de M. Ginesta, 1878.
"Europaeische Hieb- und Stichwaffen der Sammlung des Museums für Deutsche Geschichte"
Heinrich Müller. Deutsche Geshichte. Berlin, 1981/1990.  A huge East German book full of weapons and swords. This rare and expensive East German book presents innumerable photographs of rarely seen and unknown pieces from Eastern European collections. Expensive but incredible.
"Fiore De’ Liberi Flos Duellatorium – in armis, sine armis equester et pedester"
Giovani Rapisardi. Gladitoria Press, 1998. A brand new modern Italian translation of Dei Liberi’s indispensable manuals on long-sword/great-sword, dagger, wrestling, and other weapons. Beautifully rendered in old style ink. To obtain a copy contact: zorro@abc.net. Via Faccioloti, 75 – 35127, Padua, Italy.
"Il Fior Di Battaglia – de Maestro Fiore Dei Liberi Da Premariacco"
Francesco Novati. Bergamo, Italy. Instituto italiano D’Arti Grafiche. 1902. One of the first extensive examinations of Fiore Dei Liberi’s fighting manuals of 1410.
Girolamo Mutio
Vinegia, 1564. - “Il Duello Del Mutio Lustinapolituno, Con Le Riposte Cavalleresche”. On the code duello.
"The Landeszenghuas of Graz, Bonechi Verlarg Styria"
Peter Krenn, 3-222-11951-1, no date. (arms & armor museum catalog).
"L’Arte dell’armi in Italia"
Jacopo Gelli. Bergamo, 1906. On the development of Italian fencing. An interesting text with chapters on most all the major Italian masters. Somewhat influenced by the prejudices and nationalism of the Victorian period. Also one of the first to write against Egerton Castle’s mistakes about Manciolino.
"Les Epees Portees EnFrance"
Jean Lhoste. Hundreds of b/w photos detailing every type of sword/epee from medieval times.480 pgs. 1997 Paris.

"Les joueurs d’epee a travers les siecles"
Gabriel Letainturier-Fradin (Paris, no date)
"Meister Johann Liechtenaurs Kunts des Fechten"
M. Wierschin. Munich, Beck. 1965. Covers the 1389 sword text of the famous Medieval Fechtmiester.
"Meister Johann Liechtenaurs Kunts des langen Schwertes"
G. Hergsell. (Prague, 1901) Frankfurt am Main. 1985. A prime reference covering the 1389 sword text of the famous Medieval Fechtmiester.
"Meister Johann Liechtenauers Kunst des langen Schwertes"
Hans-Peter Hils. Frankfurt am Main, New York : P. Lang, c1985.
"Musee De L’rme Paris – Les armes et la vie"
Jean-Pierre Reverseau, Darguard Editeur, 1982 (arms & armor museum catalog).
"Schwert, Degen, and Sabel"
Gerhard Seifert, 1962. - NOT REVIEWED
"Sechs Fechtschulen der Marxbruder und Federfechter aus den Jahren"
K. Wassmannsdorff, 1573 bis 1614, Nurnberger Fechtschulreime vom Jahr 1579 und Roseners Gedicht: Ehrentitel und Lobspruch der Fechtkunst vom Jahr 1589, Heidelberg 1870
"Sport e giuochi : trattati e scritti dal XV al XVIII secolo"
Carlo Bascetta. Milano: Il Polifilo, 1978. Includes an examination of Fillipo Vadi’s Liber de Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi ("Book on the Art of Fighting With Swords") of c. 1482-1487.
"Sur Le Duel"
Par le comte de Chatauvillard; Paris, Chez Bohaire, Boulevard des Italiens, Imprimerie d’Édouard Proux et Comp. Rue Neuve-des-Bons-Enfans, N° 2, 1836. The first major text in French about the duel. It was made to codify and to establish the laws and rules of the duel, fought either with a pistol or a sword.
"Talhoffers Fechtbuch"
VS Books, 1998 GBR. ISBN 3-932077-03-2 Carl Schmidt & Torsten Verhulsdonk. Germany. A new modern German translation including more than 260 of Talhoffer’s famous plates from his earliest edition of 1467. Excellent resource!
"Tractado de la cauallería de la gineta" Introduction, Text and Notes, Bibliography, Lexicographical Index
Hernán Chacón. ed. Noel Fallows. Exeter Hispanic Texts 55. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1999. A 1551 Spanish manual on light cavalry emphasizing "sports with canes".
"Un texto inedito sobre la caballeria del Renacimiento espanol: 'Doctrina del arte de la caualleria', de Juan Quijada de Reayo."
Noel Fallows. Hispanic Studies TRAC (Textual Research and Criticism), vol. 14. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 1996. Modern Spanish version of a 1448 Spanish manual on jousting and mounted combat.
"Waffen im Schweizerischen Landesmuseum: Griffwaffen I"
Schneider, Hugo (Zurich: Orell Füssli Verlag, 1980 (German). A reference illustrating and describing swords and daggers in the Swiss National Museum in Zurich through the medieval period (many) and into the Renaissance.
 
 

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