The pleasure of wine according to L’Art de Boire: Préparer, Servir, Boire (1927) written by Louis Forest, illustrated by Charles Martin, and published by our favorite Établissements Nicolas as part of their Monseigneur le Vin series.
Newberry call number: Case Wing folio ZC 1 .624 box 1 no. 54
Miller and Richard’s Sans-Serif № 8
La savate or boxe française.
is a traditional French martial art which uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques. In the south, especially in the port of Marseille, sailors developed a fighting style involving high kicks and open-handed slaps. It is conjectured that this kicking style was developed in this way to allow the fighter to use a hand to hold onto something for balance on a rocking ship’s deck, and that the kicks and slaps were used on land to avoid the legal penalties for using a closed fist, which was considered a deadly weapon under the law.