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.
London: J. Bailey, 1819. 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.