FIXED BAYONETS:. Alfred Hutton.


A Complete System of Fence for the British Magazine Rifle, Explaining the Use of Point, Edges, and Butt, both in Offence and Defence; comprising also a Glossary of English, French, and Italian terms common to the art of fencing, with a bibliographical list of works affecting the bayonet. Pp. xii+184(last publisher's advertisement), frontispiece portrait, 23 plates, glossary, bibliography of the bayonet, index; large 8vo; maroon cloth, lettered in gilt and decorated brown, black and silver, edges worn, fore-corners bruised, spine a trifle sunned; small owner's stamp on the verso of upper free endpaper, leaves slightly browned, upper endpapers and title page lightly browned and foxed; William Clowes & Sons, London, 1890. First edition. *Hutton's first book, Swordsmanship, was published in 1862. Following retirement from the army in 1865 he devoted himself to the practice of modern fencing. He later published Cold Steel, a work devoted to the sabre. Under his instruction, the School of Arms of the London Rifle Brigade reached a very high level of swordsmanship. He was the first President of the Amateur Fencing Association in Britain and, later, was a fencing delegate to the British Olympic Council and a jury member at the International Cup in Paris in 1903. Item #125935

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