MARTELLI, C.

AN IMPROVED SYSTEM OF FENCING, wherein the use of the small sword, is rendered perfectly plain and familiar; being a clear description and explanation of the various thrusts used, with the Safest and Best Methods of Parrying, as practised in the present age. To which is added a Treatise on the Art of Attack and Defence. By C. Martelli, late pupil of the Academy at Florence, and Preceptor to many of the Nobility of Paris. 1819.
Author MARTELLI, C.
Title AN IMPROVED SYSTEM OF FENCING, wherein the use of the small sword, is rendered perfectly plain and familiar; being a clear description and explanation of the various thrusts used, with the Safest and Best Methods of Parrying, as practised in the present age. To which is added a Treatise on the Art of Attack and Defence. By C. Martelli, late pupil of the Academy at Florence, and Preceptor to many of the Nobility of Paris.
Published London. J. Bailey. 1819.
Stock Code 12770
Description 36 pages. Folding , engraved frontispiece depicting twelve moves. Contemporary cloth with red leather gilt label to the spine. 12mo . First edition. Frontispiece has off-setting and some foxing; small piece cut from the top of the title-page – presumably a name; else a very good copy of this scarce work.
£295.00