A Bibliography of the Art and Sport of Fencing
by Henk Pardoel
The authors introduction: First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Henk Pardoel and I am a
graduate student at the School of Physical and Health Education at Queen's
University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. I am also an avid fencer, and I have
been involved with teaching fencing at the University for eight years.
Recently, I published the first Canadian edition of "A Bibliography of
the Art and Sport of Fencing"
About the book
This edition is a black and white, perfect bound soft-cover publication. It contains over 1,900 entries with some
illustrations and was released on November 4th, 1995. This publication
is sold for $25.50 (Cdn) plus shipping. Its ISBN number is 0-88911-722-5.
A second and deluxe version entitled "The Complete Bibliogrpahy of
the Art and Sport of Fencing" will be released in May of 1996.
This commemorative edition is richly illustrated and will acknowledge the
participation of 100 years of fencing in the Olympic games. It will also
commemorate the centennial of Carl Thimm's extensive bibliography on
fencing and duelling. With a hard-cover, this library quality version of
the complete bibliography will contain over 2,500 entries and will be sold
for $65.00 (Cdn) plus shipping.
Those wishing to order either edition may do so by contacting Henk Pardoel through
the School of Physical and Health Education, Queen's University,
Kingston, Ontario. K7L-3N6, by Fax: 1-(613)-545-2009, or through e-mail
at email@example.com. He may also be reached at 831 Haig Road,
Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada, K0E-1L0, Telephone : H: (613) 382-4981 or W:
The author asks those who are ordering, especially by e-mail, to include where
they are sending their mail from. He has found that some e-mail addresses
are difficult to decipher and shipping costs vary from country to country.
Henk Pardoel: " A unique problem which has presented itself while
attempting to locate material on fencing is a difficultly in obtaining
foreign material. In order to assure the completeness of my commemorative
fencing bibliography I am sending out a request to all avid fencers to
help me in this endeavour. I am looking for fencing literature from
around the world to add both to my listings and to verify existing entries.
I am specifically interested in locating material from South America, Spain,
Asia, Eastern Bloc Countries, and Nordic Countries. The information which
I require should be in the form of a book, a manual, a manuscript, a
yearbook, a published photograph/lithograph, a painting depicting fencing, a
magazine article, a movie or an e-mail address. Newspaper article listings may
be sent, however, they will not be used in my written bibliography but may be
used in a future CD-rom edition of the bibliography.
Respondents will be gratefully acknowledged in my upcoming
publication. This information should arrive before the end of May,
1996 in order for it to be included in my commemorative edition.If individual
contributions are significant I will send the respondent a free copy of my
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