Fencing Familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword. Illustrated by Elegant Engravings, Representing all the different Attitudes on which the Principles and Grace of the Art depend; Painted from Life, and executed in a most elegant and masterly Manner. A New Edition, Revised Corrected, and Augmented by an original Set of Prints.
London: Printed for John Bell, at the British Library, Strand. MDCCLXXX . 8vo., xlvii, 205 pp., 14 fold-out copper plate engravings, two armorial copper plate engraved headpieces. Olive-green cloth clamshell box. Original boards as issued, untrimmed, edges and binding are rubbed and chipped, boards are discolored, internally bright with complete set of plates; very good. A New Edition. First published in 1771, here revised with a new set of plates. Text and title-pages in English and French. Plate number four engraved by a young William Blake. A simplified manual on fencing by Jean Olivier, whom was considered a master of the small sword in his time. ESTC T135608.
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