Broadsword and Quarter-Staff without a Master.

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Broadsword and Quarter-Staff without a Master. Broadsword Fencing and Stick or Quarter-Staff Play, after the latest European Practice adopted in the Military Schools of France and Italy, and the United States.
Riboni, Giuseppe.

Bookseller:
Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB
(East Jewett, NY, U.S.A.)

Price: $375

For sale at: www.abebooks.com

 Book Description: Chicago: E.B. Myers (successor of D. B. Cooke & Co.), 1862., 1862. 81 pp. + Adv [3]. 24mo. Limp brown cloth stamped in blind, gilt titles. First edition. Illus. with 33 b/w plates. Check List of Chicago Ante-Fire Imprints 651. Pardoel 2183.01. Signed “C. W. Davis, Adjt, Camp Douglas, January 1862.” Charles Wilder Davis (1833-1898) entered the volunteer army as captain in the 51st Illinois infantry in 1862, was made adjutant, then major; he fought at Island No. 10, then Corinth, was wounded at Murfreesboro, and again at Chickamauga, promoted to lieutenant-colonel, was severely wounded at Missionary Ridge, promoted to colonel, and received the surrender of Gen. M. Jeff Thompson’s Army of Missouri of 7978 men (Brown, DNA). Scarce. Copies at CHistSoc and LOC; OCLC lists none. Tear to head of spine, else a very good copy with small chip on rear cloth, the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedown, shelf sticker on foot of backstrip, their stamp on title, several corners creased. Bookseller Inventory # 31649

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