18th/19th Century French Smallsword/Foil Fencing Masters

This does not mean they are French, just that they teach the French style of Fencing. It is a preliminary list that will be growing as I find time to continue working on this page. If you would like to help please let me know.

 

Hope, Sir William

A New, Short, and Easy Method of Fencing

Scottish

1707

No Plates

Fecing Lessons and Theory

Hope, Sir William

A Vindication of the True Art of Self-Defence

Scottish

1729

No Plates

Duelling Theory, Fencing Theory

Blackwell, Henry

The Gentleman’s Tutor for the Small Sword

English

1730

5 plates

Smallsword

Blackwell, Edward

A Compleat System of Fencing

American

1734

No plates

Smallsword

L’ 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 Fencer’s 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

L’Art des Armes (Tome Premier) 3rd edition

French

1798

Plates

Foil/Smallsword

Danet, M.Guillaume

L’Art des Armes (Tome Seconde) 3rd edition

French

1798

Plates

Foil/Smallsword


 

 

 

?Gordon, Anthony

Treatise on the Science of Defence, for the Sword, Bayonet, and Pike, in Close Action

English

1805

Plates

Spadroon, Smallsword, Bayonet

Roland, Joseph

The Amateur of Fencing

London

1809

No Plates

Fencing Technique

Roland, George

An Introductory Course of Fencing

Scottish

1827

5 plates

Basic Fencing

Ghersi, Captain

Traite sur l'Art de faire des Armes

French

1830

Plates

Foil/Small sword

?Gambogi, Michele

Trattato Sulla Scherma

Italian

1837

Plates

Foil, Smallsword, Smallsword & dagger, Smallsword vs Rapier, Smallsword & Cloak vs. Smallsword & Latern, Saber

Wayne, Henry

Sword Exercise, arranged for military Instruction

American

1850

23 Plates

Foil, Sabre (broadsword), Espadon (cut and thrust)

Berriman, Capt. M.W

The Militiamanís Manual

American

1859

Plates

Foil, Military Saber

Chapman, George

The Art of Fencing

English

1864

Plates

Foil

Cordelois

Lecons DíArmes

French

1872

Plates

Classical Foil

Corbesier, A.J.

Small Sword Exercise

American

1873

Plates

Foil/Smallsword

Edited by Beauford, Duke of

The Badmington Library (missing the boxing section)

English

1890

Plates

Fencing and Wrestling

?Hutton, Alfred

The Swordsman

English

1891

Plates

Foil, Singlestick, Saber, Bayonet

 

 

From Thimm's Bibliography: (OCRed so need cleaning up)

FENOUlG. - [ENGLIBHTI(contimud)

1595. SAVIOLO (V.).
1599. SILVER (G.).
1608. GHEYN (J. de).
1617. SWETNAM (J.).
1627. KELLIE (Sir Thomaa).
1639. A. (G.).
1640 (!). HALES.
1687. H[OPE] (W.).
1691. H[OPE] (W.).
1692. H[OPE] (W.). (2.)
1694. H[OPE] (W.).
1702. BLAOKWELL (R.).
1705. H[OPE] (W.).
1707. H[OPE] (W.).
1714. H[OPE] (W.).
1724. H[OPE] (W.).
1725. H[OPE] (W.).
1728. BANE (D.).
1729. H[OPE] (W.).
VALDIN. 1'130. BLAOKWELL (R.).
1734. ABBAT (L').
1735. - (-).
1738. MILLER (J.).
1771-72. LONNERGAN (A.).
OLIVIER.

1780. - -

1780-81. M'ARTHUR (J.).

1784. - -

1786. [To Be Continued]