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    Archery, Fencing, and Broadsword by "Stonehenge" and Wood

    I have republished "Archery, Fencing, and Broadsword" by "Stonehenge" and Wood

    http://www.lulu.com/content/paperbac...dsword/7757776

    The ebook download is, as always, free.

    Blurb:
    Writing in 1863 John Henry "Stonehenge" Walsh and Rev. J. G. Wood, the "authors" of this book, published their manual apparently intended for the "historic combat sports" market, in vogue with the middle class of the time.

    Despite the fact that the authors engaged in whole-cloth plagiarism, most notably, plagiarizing significant amounts from John Gaspard le Marchant who wrote his popular military and Broadsword manual 67 years prior, they compiled a fairly comprehensive yet concise little manual covering Archer, Fencing with the Foil, and Broadsword.

    The Archery section contains basics of equipment, usage, and uniform as well as itemizing several type of competition, and even detailing the basics of an Archery Club.

    The Fencing section includes the basics of the use of the Foil, positions, terminology, engagements, and general advice.

    The Broadsword section incorporates details on the training and usage of the Broadsword, in a Military Saber configuration, training, set drills, and suggestions for "loose play."

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

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    You're fast becoming one of my favorites on the site.

    Thanks bunches!

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    It's great that people are keeping this stuff alive. Thanks.

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    cheers mate
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    This is why I have your storefront bookmarked. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadGuy View Post
    This is why I have your storefront bookmarked. Thanks.
    Bookmarked? Wow, I'm flattered.

    I just got permission from Michale Ruhala (formerly) of the Broken Heart School of Arms to repub his scan of "The Art and Practice of Boxing" by "A Celebrated Pugilist," 1825.

    I expect to have it done this week.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

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