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THE SWORD EXERCISE ARRANGED FOR MILITARY INSTRUCTION. 1850Major Henry Wayne Brevet Major U.S. Army. Gideon & Co. Washington 1850. Original gilt and blindstamped black cloth; Two parts : first title "Fencing With the Small Sword: Arranged for Instruction in Squads or Classes" Washington D.C., [1849]. Second title: "Exercise for the Broadsword, Sabre, Cut and Thrust, and Stick." Washington, D.C., [1849]. 11 folding plates in part 1; 12 folding plates in part 2. Rare. First edition. Ownership name on ffep J. Cottet 57 or 57 US Infy ( this possibly could be Jules Cottet, who served in the Civil war in the 57th US Infantry and was a Capt).Boards exhibit wear along extremities, top 2” of spine crown missing, along with bottom ¾” of heel of spine missing, front board weakened and partially detached. Title page has tip of b/l corner missing. Most plates are folded, and exhibit signs of wear, handling and non distracting foxing. Scarce title, despite some condition issues, overall a good copy.  


SKU: BK MH 125
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