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Blackwell's The Gentleman's Tutor for the Small Sword

Henry Blackwell's Compleat English Fencing Master

A Vindication of the True Art of Self-Defence.

OR, THE Compleat ENGLISH Fencing Master. Containing the truest and plainest RULES for learning the noble Art; shewing how Necessary it is for all GENTLEMEN to understand the same. In 13 various lessons between master and scholar. Adorned with several Curious Postures.

Author: Henry Blackwell

Date: 1730

Format: GIF images

We also have an HTML version of Blackwell's “English Fencing Master” of 1702, alleged to be a plagiarism of Hope's “Scots Fencing Master”.

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