Study

Angelo, Domenico & Angelo, Henry. (1787). The school of fencing: With a general explanation of the principal attitudes and positions peculiar to the art. London.
(Digitally sourced here from Schola Gladiatori’s Schola Forum)

Art of Fencing Represented in Proper Figures, Exhibiting the Several Passes, Encloses, Disarms, and c. Cornhill: John Bowles at the Black Horse. (1730).

Batier, S. (1770). La Théorie pratique de l’escrime, pour la pointe seule, avec des remarques instructives pour l’Assaut, et les moyens d’y parvenir par gradation. Dedié á S. A. S. le duc de Bourbon. Paris. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Gallica here)

Blackwell, H. (1702). The English fencing-master: Or, the compleat tuterour of the small sword. Wherein the truest method, after a mathematical rule, is plainly laid down. Shewing also how necessary it is for all gentlemen to learn this noble art. In a dialogue between master and scholar. Adorn’d with several curious postures. London: Printed by J. Downing in Bartholomew-Close, for the author. [English]
(Digitally source from Google Books here)

Capo Ferro, R. (1610). Gran simulacro dell’arte edell’uso della scherma di Ridolfo Capo Ferro da Cagli. Siena: Marchetti & Turi. [Italian]
(Digitally sourced from maestridischerma.it here)

Danet, G. (1766). L’Art des armes, ou La Manière la plus certaine de se servir utilement de l’épée, soit pour attaquer, soit pour se défendre, etc. Pl. 45. Paris. [French]
(Digitally source from Google Books here)

Demeuse, N. (1880). Le maitre d’escrime, ou, L’art dea armes. Paris: Delarue. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Gallica here)

Diderot, D., & d’Alembert, J. L. R. (1780).  L’Encyclopédie. [26], Fabrique des armes, escrime : [recueil de planches sur les sciences, les arts libéraux et les arts méchaniques, avec leur explication]. [Facsimile]. Paris: Inter-Livres. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Gallica here)

Ficher, B. (1796). L’art de l’escrime dans toute son etendue: Nouveau traité avec toutes les connaissances qu’il faut pour bien manier l’épée = Iskustvo fechtovatʹ vo vsem” ego prostranstvě. St. Petersburg: Tip. Suchoputn. kad. korpusa. [Bilingual: French & Russian].
(Digitally sourced from FFAMHE here)

Girard, P.J.F. (1740). Traité des armes deie au roy, par le sr. p. j. f. girard, ancien officier de marine: enseignant la maniere de combattre de l’epée... A La Haye: Chez Pierre de Hondt. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Gallica here)
(Purchase an annotated and expanded English translation by Phil Crawley with essays by Kévin Côté here.)

Hope, W. (1707). A new, short, and easy method of fencing: Or, the art of the broad and small-sword rectified and compendized. … By Sir William Hope, Baronet. [English]
(Digitally sourced from Google Books here, see also the Linacre School of Defense.)

Jamain, Jean de Beaupré. (1721). Methode tres facile pour former la noblesse dans l’art de l’epée = Die allerleichtiste neue weiß, den Adel in der Fecht-Kunst zu underweisen. Ingolstatt: Graß.  [Bilingual French and German]
(Digitially sourced  from Fechtgeschichte here. A modern French translation can be found at EnsilUdium here)

La Touche. P. (1670). Les Vrays principes de l’espée seule… par le Sr de La Touche. Paris: impr. de F. Muguet. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Gallica here)

Labat. (1734). The art of fencing: Or, the use of the small sword. Translated from the French of the late celebrated Monsieur L’Abbat ; Master of that Art at the Academy of Toulouse. By Andrew Mahon, Professor of the Small Sword. Dublin: Printed by James Hort, at the Sign of Mercury in Skinner-Row. [English]
(Courtesy Project Gutenberg; see also Questions sur l’art en fait d’armes, 1701.[French])

Liancour, A. W., Perelle, A., & Langlois, J. (1686). Le maistre d’armes, ou l’Exercice de l’épée seule, dans sa perfection: Dédié à Mgr le duc de Bourgogne. Par le sieur de Liancour. A Paris, chez l’auteur, Fauxbourg S. Germain, rue des Boucheries. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Gallica here)

Meikle, R. (1859). Fencer’s Manual: A practical treatise on small-sword exercises, also single-stick play, defence of sabre against bayonet, cavlry, & c. club exercises, preparatory extension motions, hints to professors and amateures; &c, &c.: with illinstrations. Melbourne: Clarson, Shallard, & Company.  [English]
(Digitally sourced from the Smallsword Symposium via Phillip Crawley)

Ô Sullivan, D. (1765). L’Escrime pratique ou principes de la science des armes. Par daniel ô sullivan, Maître en faits d’Armes des Académies du Roi. Paris: Chez Sebastien Jorry. [French]
(Digitially sourced and linked to EnsilUdium)
(Get a free English translation from Phil Crawley here.)

Olivier, J. (1771). Fencing familiarized: Or, A new treatise on the art of sword play. London: J. Bell. [Bilingual: English & French]
(Digitally sourced from Google Books here)

Possellier, A. J. J. [Gomard] (1845). La théorie de l’escrime: Enseignée par une méthode simple basée sur l’observation de la nature. Paris: Dumaine. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Google Books here)

Silver, G. (1599). The Paradoxes of defence wherein is proved the true grounds of fight to be in the short ancient weapons & c. London: printed for Edward Blount.
Digitally sourced from The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies here.)

Silver, G. (1898). The Works of George Silver. Paradoxes of Defence and Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defence. C. G. R. Matthey, (Ed.). London: George Bell and Sons.
Digitally sourced from Linacre School of Defense here.)

Texier La Boëssière, A.T. (1818). Traité de l’art des armes, à l’usage des professeurs et des amateurs. Pp. xxii. 309. pl. 20. Paris: Didot l’aîné. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Google Books here.)

Texier La Boëssière, N. B. (1766). Observations sur le Traité de l’art des armes [de Guillaume Danet] pour servir de défense à la vérité des principes enseignés par les maitres d’armes de Paris. Par M.*** maître d’arme des Académies du roi, au nom de sa compagnie. S. l.Paris?: s. n. [French]
(Digitally sourced from Gallica here)

Wylde, Z. (1711). English Master of Defence or, The Gentleman’s Al-a-mode Accomplish, Containing The true Art of Single-Rapier or Small-Sword withal the curious parres, and many more than vulgar Terms of Art plainly expressed; with the Nature of every particular pass, and the true performance thereof; withal the exquisite Ways of Disarming as Enclosing. And All the guards at Broad – Sword and Quarter Staff… Also The exact Rules of Wrestling. York: John White. [English]
(Digitally sourced from the Company of Medieval Martial Artists here)

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  1. Pingback: Monsieur de La Touche | The Smallsword Project

  2. seajayflan says:

    Thank you so much for this resource!

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