An Abridgement of the New Broad Sword Exercize, London, 1797
This interesting work of 34 pp. contains information regarding the evolutions and exercises of the British Cavalry. In the Preface the author makes the point that it is designed to teach one who is desirous of learning the Sword Exercise and of executing several movements on horseback with ease. It contains a series of illustrations explaining such positions as the Sword Arm Protect, Bridle Arm Protect, &c. Additionally, there is an interesting illustration depicting the manner of cuts to be used on or about the enemy’s head and/or face. Also bound with the exercise is another work entitled the Six Divisions of Movements as practiced at New Market, which gives explanations of Offensive and Defensive movements. Bound in blue printed wrap.