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Postby admin » 23 Mar 2006 14:01

A lot of books on fencing and martial arts entered the Victoria & Albert Museum library because they were left by Alfred Hutton in his will:

Author: National Art Library (Great Britain). Hutton Bequest.

Title: Hutton Bequest : collection of works on fencing, swordsmanship, weapons, arms and armour, and self-defence.

Description: 391 vols.

Notes: Collection of 371 books in 391 vols. dealing with martial activities and sports (including wrestling and boxing) of the 16th to 19th centuries.
Further collections of books formerly owned by Alfred Hutton are the Corble Collection, located at the Universiteitsbibliotheek at the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven and the Emil Fick Library, located at the Livrustkammaren (Sweden).

Local Notes: Described in the Main Author Catalogue (fiche) but not all are in the Subject Index. Typescript handlist of whole collection available in the Centre Room.
Most volumes bound for Hutton in gold tooled vellum, with red leather lettering pieces on the upper covers and backs. Upper covers gold blocked with Hutton's name in Gothic type and his armorial crest.
Collection bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Names: Hutton, Alfred, 1839-1910. donor

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Title: A treatise on duelling together with the annals of chivalry, the ordeal trial, and judicial combat, from the earliest times.


Name: Bosquet, Abraham.
National Art Library (Great Britain). Hutton Bequest.
Publication Place: London,
Publication Date: 1818.
Description: 44 p. 8 x 5 in.
Notes: Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.


Title: The young man of honour's vade-mecum, being a salutory treatise on duelling, together with the annals of chivalry, the ordeal trial, and judicial combat, from the earliest times.
Name: Bosquet, Abraham.
National Art Library (Great Britain). Hutton Bequest.
Publication Place: London
Publication Date: [1817]
Description: [1 v.] 7 x 4 in.
Notes: Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.


Title: Trattati del cavalier Bartolomeo Sereno. Dell'vso della lancia à cauallo. Del combattero a piede alla sbarra. Et dell'imprese, et inventioni caualieresche ...
Name: Sereno, Bartolomeo, 16th century. Alberini, Cecare,
Publication Place: In Napoli,
Publisher: Per Gio. Battista Gargano, & Lucretio Nucci,
Publication Date: M.DC.X.
Description: 206 p. 19 1/2 x 15cm.
LC Subjects: Cavalry -- Early works to 1800.
Notes: Title vignette.
Woodcuts (1 on title-page) incl. initials.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 13:18

Author: Walker, Donald.

Title: Defensive exercises; comprising wrestling, as in Cumberland, Westmoreland, Cornwall, and Devonshire; boxing, both in the usual mode and in a simpler one; defence against brute force, by various means; fencing and broad sword, with simpler methods; the gun, and its exercise; the rifle, and its exercise. By Donald Walker.

Publisher: London, T. Hurst; [etc., etc.] 1840.

Description: vi p., 1 �., 174 p., 1 �., 175-193, [1] p. incl. front., illus. 17 cm.

Notes: Appendix: Sketch of the modern system of war, p. 175-193.
Illus. incl. 4 engr. cuts incl. 1 folding.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Subjects: Wrestling.
Boxing
Self-defense.

Names: National Art Library (Great Britain). Hutton Bequest.
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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 13:19

Revolver martial arts in the 19thC!:

Author: Dove, P. Edward (Patrick Edward), 1854-1894.

Title: The revolver: its description, management, and use; with hints on rifle clubs and the defence of the country.

Edition: 1st ed. [reprinted].

Publisher: London, Arms & Armour P., 1968.

Description: [5], 59 p. 3 plates, 5 illus. 23 cm.

ISBN: 0853681600

Notes: Facsimile reprint of 1st ed., London, Black, 1858.

Subjects: Revolvers.
Great Britain -- Defenses.
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Author: Swetnam, Joseph, fl. 1617.

Title: The schoole of the noble and worthy science of defence. Being the first of any English-mans invention, which professed the sayd science ...

Publisher: London [N. Okes] 1617.

Description: [1 v.] ill.

Notes: 8 cuts incl. title, and initials.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Local Notes: With MS. notes by A. Hutton. 1 f. 1899.

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Author: Legendre, P.

Title: The exercise of the broad sword, and its use fully explained : with the various cuts and guards, and every mode of defence amply detailed, according to the system used in the French army, by order of the late emperor / by P. Legendre ; also, some short lessons for the practice of single stick.

Publisher: London : Printed and sold by J. Bailey, [18--?]

Description: 24 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.

Notes: Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Subjects: Swordplay.
Fencing.
Stick fighting.

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Postby admin » 24 Mar 2006 13:21

Author: Godfrey, John, Capt.

Title: A treatise upon the useful science of defence : connecting the small and back-sword, and shewing the affinity between them : likewise endeavouring to weed the art of those superfluous, unmeaning practices which over-run it ... : with some observations upon boxing, and the characters of the most able boxers within the author's time / by Capt. John Godfrey.

Publisher: London : printed for the author by T. Gardner ..., 1747.

Description: [8], 66 p ; 26 cm. (4to)

Notes: Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Cited in: Thimm, p. 118

Subjects: Fencing -- Early works to 1800
Boxing -- Early works to 1800
Boxers (Sports) -- Early works to 1800

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Author: Roland, Joseph.

Title: The amateur of fencing; or, A treatise on the art of sword defence, theoretically and experimentally explained upon new principles; designed chiefly for persons who have only acquired a superficial knowledge of the subject. By Joseph Roland ...

Publisher: London, The author, sold at Egerton's Military Library, 1809.

Description: xxxii, 228 p. 22 cm.

Notes: Engr. title.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Subjects: Fencing.

Names: National Art Library (Great Britain). Hutton Bequest.

Added Title: A treatise on the art of sword defence.
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Author: Roworth, Charles

Title: The art of defence on foot with the broad sword and sabre, uniting the Scotch and Austrian methods into one regular system. To which are added remarks on the spadroon.

Publisher: London Printed for T. Egerton, 1798.

Description: 108 p. plates (part fold.) 22 cm.

Notes: Incl. 10 (5 folding) engr. plates.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Subjects: Fencing.

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Author: Grassi, Giacomo di.

Title: Giacomo di Grassi his true arte of defence ... With a treatise of disceit or falsinge ... Englished by I. G[eronimo?] gentleman.

Publisher: London [I.I.] 1594.

Description: [1 v.] ill.

Notes: Cuts and initials.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

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Author: Macbane, Donald.

Title: The expert sword-man's companion: or the true art of self-defence with an account of the authors life, and his transactions during the wars in France. To which is annexed, the art of gunnerie.

Publisher: Glasgow [J. Duncan] 1728.

Description: [1 v.] ill.

Notes: 22 folding engr.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

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Author: Sinclair, G.

Title: Cudgel-playing, modernised and improved; or, The science of defence, exemplified in a few short and easy lessons, for the practice of the broad sword and single stick on foot.

Publisher: London, J. Bailey, printer [1800]

Description: 24 pp. 16mo.

Notes: 2 engr. (1 col.) plates.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

Subjects: Cudel playing.

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Author: Blackwell, Henry.

Title: The art of defence : in which the several sorts of guards, passes, and disarmes ... are represented by proper figures with their respective explications.

Publisher: [London : J. King, 1702?].

Description: 25 leaves : all ill ; 21 cm.

Notes: Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

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Author: Hutton, Alfred, 1839-1910

Title: Fixed bayonets: a complete system of fence for the British magazine rifle, explaining the use of point, edges, and butt, both in offence and defence; comprising also a glossary of English, French, and Italian terms common to the art of fencing, with a bibliographical list of works affecting the bayonet, illustrated by J. E. Breun.

Publisher: London, Clowes & sons, 1890.

Description: 183 p.

Notes: 23 plates.
Bequeathed by Capt. Alfred Hutton.

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Author: Gordon, Anthony.

Title: A treatise on the science of defence, for the sword, bayonet, and pike in close action. By Anthony Gordon ...

Publisher: London, Printed by B. McMillan, printer to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, 1805.
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Author: Silver, George, fl. 1599.

Title: Paradoxes of defence, wherein is proved the true grounds of fight to be in the short and auncient weapons, and that the short sword hath advantage of the long sword or long rapier ... Together with an admonition to the noble, ancient, victorious, valiant, and most brave nation of Englishmen, to beware of false teachers of defence, and how they forsake their owne naturall fights; ...

Publisher: London, 1599.

Description: 72 p. ill.

Notes: 2 cuts, initials, and printer's mark.
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Author: Mason, Richard Oswald.

Title: "Pro aris et focis" : considerations of the reasons that exist for reviving the use of the long bow with the pike : in aid of the measures brought forward by His Majesty's ministers for the defence of the country / by Richd Oswald Mason.

Publisher: London : Printed for T. Egerton, 1798.

Description: 59 p., [3] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 22 cm.

Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
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Author: Lonnergan, A.

Title: The fencer's guide; being a series of every branch required to compose a complete system of defence ... [with] particular lessons for the gentlemen of the horse ...

Publisher: London, The Author, 1771.

Description: xv, [16], 268 p., plates. 20 cm.

Notes: 1 cut.
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Title: Art of defence on foot, with the broad sword and sabre; adapted also for the spadroon, or cut and thrust sword...with ten lessons of [the late] John Taylor / illustrated by R. K. Porter.

Publisher: London : Egerton, 1804.

Description: 118 p., [13] leaves ([10] folded) of plates : ill., plans ;

Notes: 13 (10 folding) engr. plates by S. J. Neale after R. K. Porter, and folding diagr.

Names: Neale, S. J., fl. ca. 1804. illustrator
Porter, Robert Ker, Sir, 1777-1842 illustrator
Taylor, John, 1724-1787.
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Author: Hope, William, Sir.

Title: A vindication of the true art of self-defence : with a proposal to the honourable members of Parliament, for erecting a court of honour in Great-Britain : recommended to all gentlemen, but particularly to the soldiery : to which is annexed, a short, but very useful memorial for sword-men / by Sir William Hope ...

Publisher: London : Printed and sold by W. Meadowes ..., 1729.

Description: [8], v, [23], 176 p., [2] leaves of plates (1 fold.) : ill. ; 20 cm. (8vo)

Notes: 1 engr.
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Author: Parkyns, Thomas, Sir, 2nd bart. 1664-1741.

Title: Progymnasmata. The inn-play : or, Cornish-hugg wrestler. Digested in a method which teacheth to break all holds, and throw most falls mathematically. Easie to be understood by all gentlemen, &c. and of great use to such who understand the small-sword in fencing: and by all tradesmen and handicrafts, that have competent knowledge of the use of the stilliards, bar, crove-iron, or lever, with their hypomochlions, fulciments or baits./ By Sir Tho. Parkyns, of Bunny, baronet.

Edition: 2d ed., corr., with large additions.

Publisher: Nottingham : Printed and sold by Will. Ayscough in Bridlesmithgate, and Timothy Goodwin bookseller, over-against St. Dustan's Church in Fleet-street, 1714.

Description: 64, [8] p. : ill. (woodcut) ; 20 cm.

Notes: First word of title in Greek (transliterated).
With a letter to the author from 'Philo Athletes. W.T. [i.e. William Tunstall]' (pp.3-4).
With approbatory verses by William Tunstall (pp.5-8).
With an errata list (p.64) and index following.
First published by Ayscough with the title 'The inn-play, or Cornish-hugg wrestler' in 1713. A third edtion appeared in 1727 and a later in about 1800 or 1810.

Local Notes: With marginalia and corrections in an 18th century hand, most probably the author's.
Bound in 18th century sprinkled panelled calf, blind tooled, and with the armorial crest and Red Hand of Ulster device of Sir Thomas Parkyns stamped in gold on the upper and lower covers. Re-backed.
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