Frontispiece to l'Almanac d'Escrime

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Title

Frontispiece to l'Almanac d'Escrime

Subject

Print

Description

Frontispiece to "L'Almanach de l'Escrime" by fencing master Arsène Vigeant. Depicts a fencing master and student both in full fencing attire. Includes an excerpt of the poem "Ballade en l'Honnor de Vigeant" written in July 1888 by François Coppée, which was typed in full on the proceeding pages of the text. The excerpt reads:

"La rapière, arme de butor,
Traîne au flanc des "Miasons Moussues"
Et le futur herr Professor
Est fier des balafres reçues.
Mais le sabre lourd vainement
A l'épée a fait concurrence;
Et, pour se battre galamment,
Il n'est de fin fleuret qu'en France.
.....................
Envoi.
Maître, il reviendra, l'Allemand.
O victoire! O chère espérance!...
Enseigne-nous ton art charmant.
Il n'est de fin fleuret qu'en France.

Creator

Frédéric Régamey

Source

Arsène Vigeant, "L'Almanach de l'Escrime", Quantin, Paris, 1889

Date

1889

Rights

© Fencing Arms & Artifacts

Language

French

Identifier

2019.003

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Owner / Custodian

Michigan State University Libraries

Digitization Record

Digitized by Benjamin Bowles

Collection

Citation

Frédéric Régamey, “Frontispiece to l'Almanac d'Escrime,” Fencing Arms & Artifacts, accessed February 25, 2021, https://fencingexhibit.com/items/show/41.

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