Lot 268: ROLAND, Joseph.  The Amateur of Fencing; or a Treatise, on the Art of Sword-Defence Theoretically and Experimentally Explained. London: Fencing & Sword Academy, [1809]. 8vo. Engraved title (lightly browned, occasional light spotting). Original green boards (worn, later title label to spine). Provenance: George R. Roland (signature of author's son). Annotation on the front endpaper speculates that George R. Roland was probably the author but that the work bears his father's name. FIRST EDITION. Thimm Bibliography of Fencing and Duelling 244.

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Description: ROLAND, Joseph.  The Amateur of Fencing; or a Treatise, on the Art of Sword-Defence Theoretically and Experimentally Explained. London: Fencing & Sword Academy, [1809]. 8vo. Engraved title (lightly browned, occasional light spotting). Original green boards (worn, later title label to spine). Provenance: George R. Roland (signature of author's son). Annotation on the front endpaper speculates that George R. Roland was probably the author but that the work bears his father's name. FIRST EDITION. Thimm Bibliography of Fencing and Duelling 244.
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