An uncommon treatise on fencing written by an expert in the field. The second edition of this work, which contains the superior folding plates demonstrating techniques.This work, which is bilingual, in French and English. Written by the famous French fence-master Jean Olivier. Castle notes that Olivier was 'perhaps, after Angelo, the most popular master of the small sword in London. His work is very sound, and thoroughly justifies its French title, as it contains a simplified system, shorn of all unnecessary and obsolete details'.