London: Samuel Leigh, 1822.
First edition. Engraved frontispiece and 22 plates, all hand-colored. xxxi, [i], 240, 12 (catalogue) pp. 12mo. Later 19th-century straight-grained dark blue morocco, gilt. Joints repaired, corners rubbed, contents near fine. Thimm, p. 244. Item #316507
Rolando was fencing master of the Academie des Armes in France. The present work is adapted from a manuscript by Rolando in the possession of one of his former students. "In addition to other authentic and correct sources whence these materials have been drawn, the Editor has for some time past been in possession of the MSS of Monsieur Guzman Rolando, an eminent swordsman and a regularly initiated academician, who taught fencing for upwards of forty years …" (Introduction).
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