This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION. N 1599 a certain George Silver published a work entitled qParadoxes of Defence, wherein is proved the trve grounds of Fight to be in the short auncient weapons, and that the short Sword hath aduantage of the long Sword or long Rapier. And the weakenesse and imperfection of the Rapier-fights displayed. Together with an Admonition to the noble, ancient, victorious, valiant, and most braue nation of Englishmen, to beware of false teachers of Defence, and how they forsake their owne naturall fights: with a briefe commendation of the noble science or exercising of Armes. By George Siluer Gentleman. London, Printed for Edward Blount. 1599., q dedicated qTo the Right Honorable, my Singvlar Good Lord, Robert Earle of Essex and Ewe, Earle Marshall of England, Viscount Hereford, Lord Ferrers of Chartley, Bourchier and Louaine, Maister of the Queenes Majesties horse, a of the Ordenance, Chancellor of the Vniuersitie of Cambridge, Knight of the most noble order of the Garter, and one of her Highnesse most honorable Priuy Counsell.q This book is a small 4to volume ofviii and 72 pages, containing three woodcuts-- a work but little known to any save antiquaries and collectors; yet for all that it is a work which must have possessed considerable value at the time it was written, when duelling and brawling were matters of everyday occurrence. It was in all probability very shortly afterwards that George Silver wrote qBref Instructions vpo my pradoxes of Defence for the true handlyng of all Mannr of weapons together wl the sower grownds a the sower gou'nors wch gouernours are left out in my pradoxes wlout the knowledge of wch no Man can fight saf.q This, as its title indicates, bears very materially upon the earlier work; so much soThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION.
|Title||:||The Works of George Silver; Comprising Paradoxes of Defence [Printed in 1599 and Now Reprinted] and Bref Instructions Vpo My Paradoxes of Defence|
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