The ART of FENCING,or, the USE of the Small SWORD.By Monsieur L'ABBATMaster of that ART at the Academy of TOULOUSE.Translated By ANDREW MAHON,
Professor of the SMALL SWORD in DUBLIN.
This is a classic book on the Art of Fencing by L'Abbat.
demonstrative rules given in this book not only satisfy the proficient
gentlemen of the art but also the novices who intend to gain mastery of
this great art.
There is no exercise comparable to Fencing that
conduces to strengthen and supple the parts, and give the body an easy
and graceful appearance.
This eBook includes 24 Illustrations demonstrating various moves.
ART OF FENCING eBook CONTENTS
CHAP. I. Of chusing and mounting a Blade.CHAP. II. Of Guard.CHAP. III. Of Pushing Quart.CHAP. IV. Of the Parade of Quart.CHAP. V. Of pushing Tierce without, or on the Outside of the Sword.CHAP. VI. Of pushing Seconde.CHAP. VII. The Parades of Seconde.CHAP. VIII. Of Quart under the Wrist.CHAP. IX. Of Flanconnade.CHAP. X. Of Parades.CHAP. XI. Of the demarches, or manner of advancing and retiring.CHAP. XII. Of Disengagements.CHAP. XIII. Of Feints.CHAP. XIV. Of cutting over the Point of the Sword.CHAP. XV. Of the Reprise, or redoubled Thrust.CHAP. XVI. Of passing Quarte within the Sword.CHAP. XVII. Of passing Quarte within the Sword.CHAP. XVIII. Of Joining or seizing the Sword.CHAP. XIX. Of engaging in Quarte in a midling Guard.CHAP. XX. Of engaging in Tierce in the Midling Guard.CHAP. XXI. Of several Guards, and the Manner of attacking them.CHAP. XXII. Of Left-handed Men.CHAP. XXIII. Of the Parade of the Hand.CHAP. XXIV. Of the beat of the Foot, in closing the measure, or in the same place.CHAP. XXV. Of the Good Effects of a nice Discernment of the Eye.CHAP. XXVI. Of Time.CHAP. XXVII. Of Swiftness.CHAP. XXVIII. Of Measure.CHAP. XXIX. Of the Necessity of some Qualities in a Master.CHAP. XXX. Rules for pushing and parrying at the Wall, and for making an Assault.CHAP. XXXI. Against several erroneous Opinions.