Cold Steel: A Practical Treatise on the Sabre Based on the Old English Backsword Play of the Eighteenth Century Combined with the Method of the Modern Italian School also Various Other Weapons of the Present Day.
London: William Clowes and Sons Limited, 1889. First edition. Original burgundy boards with titles and decoration of a sabre to the front board. Alfred Hutton FSA (10 March 1839 – 18 December 1910) was a Victorian officer of the King's Dragoon Guards, writer, antiquarian and swordsman. He originated the first English revival of historical fencing, and after retiring from the army, went on to teach stage fencing.
Condition: Slight fading to the spine. chipping to the top edge. The front and rear hinges are loose to the boards, and the end papers cracking. Still holding though. Internally in very good condition with a touch of darkening only.