Part of the Extraordinary Editions series in conjunction with the Royal Armouries Museum, the manuscript is one of the oldest teaching manuals on the art of sword-fighting in the western world.
'Royal Armouries manuscript I.33, also known as the Tower Fechtbuch or the Walpurgis Manuscript, is a stunning and beautiful medieval document and one that is so famous it has become known by its shelf number –I.33.
'Dating from around 1310, I.33 is the Royal Armouries most treasured possession and we are delighted to be publishing the first full facsimile of this amazing document, complete with a new academic treatise by world renowned scholar Dr. Jeffrey Forgeng
'Each copy of I.33 will be fully leather bound by hand in a superior weight Nigerian goat skin, featuring raised bands over wood composite boards... The cover of the book will be embossed in gold with the figure of a swordsman taken from the manuscript, the spine embossed with I.33 and the logos of the Royal Armouries and Extraordinary Editions.'
For £600 you could become one of the sponsors of the project, and in return receive a personalized copy of an extremely limited run of 124 copies, as well as having your name immortalized in each subsequent edition. This chance to be part of this spectacular book expires on December 1st, after which the book will go on general sale for £750.
For more information on this fantastic opportunity, please visit the Extraordinary Editions or the Royal Armouries website.
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