|Stephen A. Fisher
|Posted: Sat 01 Jan, 2005 1:41 pm Post subject: For Sale: The Smallsword in England (rare book) [REMOVED]
The Smallsword in England (by J.D. Aylward) 1st Edition
asking price = $120 (includes shipping)
I can accept PayPal, check or money order.
I purchased this book through Abebooks a year ago. Upon its arrival I found an inscription written for its previous owner which reads,
Au Professeur Leon Paul.
homage le l'Auteur
e 10 mai. 1948
Being a fencer, I recognized the name Leon Paul. (http://www.leonpaul.com/) So I sent an email to to company.
From: "Leon Paul" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: to the family of Leon Paul (a book)
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 10:28:52 -0000
To: "Stephen A Fisher"
> This email is for a member of the family of Leon Paul. I am a fencer &
> also collector of antique & reproduction swords. I had been looking
> for the book the The Small-sword in England, by J.D. Aylward,a rare
> out-of -print book. I found one at a vintage book seller online.
> Upon receiving it in the mail this morning I noticed a very
> interesting inscription. It was, of course, in French and it reads:
> Au Professeur Leon Paul.
> homage le l'Auteur
> le 10 mai. 1948
> I have attached a scan of it below. Could this be what I think it is?
> best regards,
> Stephen A. Fisher
The response that I received...
>It is indeed what you think! It also just so happens that this was the day
>that Barry Paul (Leon's grandson and present MD of Leon Paul) was born.
>Nice find, and an interesting piece of fencing history.
>Alex Paul (great grandson!)
I have now placed this book on Ebay.
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