1823 A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of the Art of Fencing
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
With an inscription from the author to the verso of half-title, 'To Lockhart Esq, with the acknowledgement of the author'. Illustrated, with twelve plates. Collated, complete. George Roland was a fencing master and writer. He was inspired by the influence of Domenico Angelo, who popularised fencing as a sport. This was the first manual of fencing to be illustrated by lithographic engravings. Roland was the son of a fencing master, Joseph Roland. A very smart copy of this work.
In the original calf boards. Rebacked, with the original boards preserved. Light rubbing to the extremities. Author's inscription to the verso of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just the odd spots to pages.
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