Arturo Bonafont's "Nuevos Modos De Defenderse En La Calle Con Un Baston"
It's amazing. It's beautiful. It's...mine! And along with it, the secret arcane knowledge it contains. Mwahaha!
Now, if only I could read Spanish...
For those who came in late:
"Nuevos Modos De Defenderse En La Calle Con Un Baston" was published in 1930, written by Arturo Bonafont, an Argentinian fencing master. It is unique among Western self-defense manuals as it contains the only known cane system where the techniques are performed entirely from reverse or "hiking" grip.
It's a pretty rare book, copies of it hardly ever come up for sale and the only other one that I know the whereabouts of is in Ralph Grasso's private collection in NYC. Ralph wrote a review of it here
I haven't had much of a chance to go through it yet but I'll post more details when I do. I would like to eventually bring this to a wider audience and hope to work with people to get a reprint/translation out.