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Captain James Miller's A treatise on backsword, sword, buckler, sword and dagger, sword and great gauntlet, falchon, quarterstaff.

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Author: Captain James Miller.
Published: 1735, UK
Weapons covered: backsword, sword, buckler, sword and dagger, sword and great gauntlet, falchion, quarterstaff.

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Transcribed by Jonathan Miller.

We shall shortly be displaying the plates that accompany this transcription, pending negotiation with the V & A Museum.

In the mean time, you may wish to download a PDF (4.3 MB) supplied to us by Mr Jared Kirby of The Art of Combat.
It appears that the plates in the original publication are incorrectly numbered.
Each engraving contains a number in the upper left hand corner, which ought to correspond with the caption on the first page. However, some of these are incorrect. Plates 4 and 5 (St George and Hanging Guard) have been swapped over, as have plates 9 and 10 (outside and inside guard with falchion). Plate 15 is missing from the PDF (it may be missing from the book itself).

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