The Guards and Lessons of the Highland Broadsword.Outside Guard. St.George's Guard. Inside Guard. [&] Outside Half Hanger. Hanging Guard. Inside Half Hanger. [&] Half Circle Guard. Medium Guard. [&] The Consequence of not shifting the Leg. [&] The Advantage of shifting the Leg.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Jan.y 20.th 1799, by Mr. Angelo, No.10, Boulton Row, Berkeley Square.
Title page and five etchings and aquatints, with aquatint borders. On 18th century watermarked paper. Platemark: 280 x 335mm (11 x 13¼") each. Title page trimmed inside plate at top edge otherwise large margins.
The title page and five etchings from Henry Angelo's 'The Guards and Lessons of the Highland Broadsword.', designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson. The five plates show the positions and techniques of the broadsword and sabre when used on foot. In his memoirs, Angelo claimed to have practised using the broadsword at Newgate prison in 1798 with a Scottish friend and expert swordsman James Perry, the owner of the 'Morning Chronicle', who was then in prison for libelling the House of Lords. Angelo adapted and developed sword techniques into a series of military drills and exercises, which became the standard training for the British army infantry, cavalry and Royal Navy.
Not in Grego. Frontispiece Ogilvy 2382.
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