A New System of Broad and Small Sword Exercise,... Comprising the Broad Sword Excercise for Cavalry and the Small Sword Cut and Thrust Practice for Infantry. To Which are Added, Instructions in Horsemanship. Thomas Stephens.
A New System of Broad and Small Sword Exercise,... Comprising the Broad Sword Excercise for Cavalry and the Small Sword Cut and Thrust Practice for Infantry. To Which are Added, Instructions in Horsemanship.

A New System of Broad and Small Sword Exercise,... Comprising the Broad Sword Excercise for Cavalry and the Small Sword Cut and Thrust Practice for Infantry. To Which are Added, Instructions in Horsemanship.

Philadelphia: I. R. & A. H. Diller, Republishers, 1843. First Edition. Wood engravings. Original cloth. Octavo. 119 pages. Very Good+. Bound in original brown cloth with gilt-stamped title on upper board, blind-stamped ornaments to both boards. Fading to cloth, particularly toward board edges and spine, along with a few moderate stains. Some slight foxing inside. Hinges sound. Nice copy.

First edition of this uncommon swordsmanship manual. It was re-issued in 1861 at the start of the Civil War. Includes nearly 3 pages at rear with numerous recommendations of Col. Stephens and his methods of instruction by prominent military men.

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