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Rolando, Guzman
The Modern Art of Fencing Agreeably to the practice of the Most Eminent Masters in Europe
Printed for Samuel Leigh, 1822. Second revised. Hardcover. Duodecimo. xxxi (i), 240pp. Three quarter red leather over marbled boards with gilt ruling and lettering on spine; raised bands. Gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece engraving. Carefully revised and augmented with a technical glossary in French and English by J. S. Forsyth who was a student of the fencing master Guzman Rolando. Illustrated with 23 (including frontispiece) delightful and prolific hand colored engravings by S. Hall. The title page with a quote by John Locke on education: "Fencing has so many advantages in regard to health and personal appearance, that every gentleman of respectability ought to have so striking a mark of distinction." Binding rubbed with light wear along edges and spine. Light, at times moderate sporadic foxing in book block not affecting images. Pages uncut. Binding in overall good+ condition. g.
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