Title:Treatise on the Theory and Practice of the Art of Fencing, illustrated withtwelve highly finished plates, and continued by easy and progressive lesso ns, from the simplest position to the most complicated movements. Second Edition.
Publisher:  William Sams, and Archibald Constable and Co., London and Edinburgh, 1824, 1824
Seller ID: 113443
ROLAND, George. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of the Art of Fencing, illustrated with twelve highly finished plates, and continued by easy and progressive lessons, from the simplest position to the most complicated movements. By George Roland, fencing-master at the Royal Academy, Edinburgh. London and Edinburgh : Printed for Wiliam Sams, Bookseller to H.R.H. the Duke of York, 1, St. James' Street; and Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh, 1824. Second Edition. Pp. (6),[vi]-xi,(1),[i]-xviii,-181,(3), + 12 leaves of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, brown leather spine with marbled boards,gilt lettering and gilt tooled decoration to spine.
Contents: I: The definition of Fencing, of a Sword, &c. -- On the first Positions -- On the different modes of Attack -- On the Parades;
II: On Straight Thrusts -- On Disengagements, and the cut over the point -- On the different methods of Binding the Blade;
III: Definition of a Feint One, Two, &c. -- Feint Seconde -- Feint One, Two, Three;
IV: On the Doubling, &c. -- The Feint One, Two, and deceive the Circle -- One, Two, and deceive the Counter -- Feint Flanconnade -- Feint One, Two, and deceive Octave -- Feint Seconde, and deceive Quarte -- Feint Seconde, and deceive Tierce -- One, Two, and deceive Quarte, from the position of Circle -- Doublingon both sides of the arm;
V: Time Thrusts in Opposition -- Time Thrusts ou of Opposition;
VI: On the most secure method of joining Blades for the Assault -- On the Practical Application of the lessons in the Assault -- On the comparative advantages of the Feel of the Blade, of Quickness of Sign, and rapidity of movement, &c.;
VII: Left-handed Fencers -- On Irregular Fencers;
VIII: On Disarming;
IX: On Erroneous Opinions -- On Secret Thrusts;
X:Necessary Qualifications for a Master -- Thrusts accounted good in correct Fencing -- A few short maxims which the Young Fencer will do well to keep in his recollection.
With a "Life" of the Chev. de St. George.
With index at rear.
Some light wear to outer leather hinges, small and very faint dampstain to bottom edge of first couple of pages, wear and light chipping to fore-edge of marbled paper boards, small abrasion to upper right rear cover, name, else a very good, complete copy. 1,200.00