18th Century Books

 

Guillet, Sir

The Gentleman's Dictionary

English Trans. of French

1705

few plates

Terms for Horses, Military Affairs, Navigation

Hope, Sir William

A New, Short, and Easy Method of Fencing

Scottish

1707

No Plates

Fecing Lessons and Theory

Fabris, Salvator

 

De Lo Schermo Overo Scienza díArme

Italian w/ German Translation

1606/ 1713

192 plates

Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Rapier and Cloak, Dagger vs. Unarmed.

Wylde, Zach.

The English Master of Defence

English

1711

No plates

Rapier or Smallsword, Broadsword, Quarterstaff, Rules of Wrestling

Doyle, Alexander

Neu alamodische ritterliche Fecht-und Schirm-Kunst

German

1715

plates

Smallsword

Doyle, Alexander

Kursse und deutliche Vuslegung Der Voltangier-Kunst

German

1719

plates

Gymnastics

Parkyns, Sir Thomas

The Inn-Play; or Cornish-Hugg Wrestler

English

1727

few plates

Fist, Case of Fist, Other quarrels between Mr. Peaceable and Mr. Contentious

McBane, Donald

The Expert Swordsmanís Companion

Scottish

1728

Plates

Smallsword, Smallsword & Dagger, Backsword, Backsword & Shield, 1 plate of each:Backsword & Shield vs. Spear, Smallsword & Shield vs. Axe, Knife, Pistol/Cloak duel, Backsword on Horseback

Hope, Sir William

A Vindication of the True Art of Self-Defence

Scottish

1729

No Plates

Duelling Theory, Fencing Theory

Blackwell, Henry

The Gentlemanís Tutor for the Small Sword

English

1730

5 plates

Smallsword

Blackwell, Edward

A Compleat System of Fencing

American

1734

No plates

Smallsword

Lí Abbat Monsieur

The Art of Fencing, or, the Use of the Small Sword

English trans of French

1734

Plates

Smallsword

Girard, PJF

Nouveau Traite De La Perfection sur le fait des Armes

French

1736

plates

Smallsword, Smallsword & dagger, Rapier vs Smallsword, Smallsword vs Saber, Smallsword vs. Spear, Spear, Musket, Bayonet, Grenades

 

Godfrey, John

A Treatise Upon the Useful Science of Defence, Connection the Small and Back Sword

English

1747

No plates

Smallsword, Backsword, Boxing

Lonnergan, A

The Fencerís Guide

English

1771

Plates

Smallsword, Backsword, Spadroon

McArthur, John

A New and Complete Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Fencing

English

1780

Plates

Smallsword

Olivier, Mr.

Fencing Familiarized

English & French

1780

No Plates

Smallsword

Angelo

The School of Fencing

English

1787

Plates

Smallsword, Smallsword and dagger, Smallsword vs Smallsword and dagger, Smallsword and Cloak vs Smallsword and Latern, Smallsword vs Broadsword

Danet, M.Guillaume

LíArt des Armes (Tome Premier) 3rd edition

French

1798

Plates

Foil/Smallsword

Danet, M.Guillaume

LíArt des Armes (Tome Seconde) 3rd edition

French

1798

Plates

Foil/Smallsword

Micheli, Michele

Trattado in Lode della Nobile, E Cavalleresca Arte della Scherma

Italian

1798

No Plates

On Duelling

Roworth, C

The Art of Defence on Foot with the Broad Sword and Sabre 2nd Ed

London

1798

13 Plates

Sabre(cut and thrust)