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Hope, William Sir

Works: 44 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 2,127 library holdings
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR1121, 619.1
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Most widely held works by William Hope
The sword-man's vade-mecum: or, A preservative against the surprize of a sudden attack with sharps : Being a reduction of the most essential, necessary and practical part of fencing, into a few special rules, with their reasons, which all sword-men should have in their memories when they are to engage, but more especially if it be with sharps. As also, some other remarks and observations not unfit to be known by fencing masters and others. By Sir William Hope, kt. Author of the Compleat fencing-master by William Hope( Book )

5 editions published in 1694 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running title reads: The sword-man's vade-mecum, &c. Reproduction of the original in the British Library. (marc) 99827241. (stc) Wing (2nd ed.) H2717. (vid) 31657. (DLPS) A44424.0001.001. Fencing -- Early works to 1800
A new, short, and easy method of fencing : or, the art of the broad and small-sword rectified and compendized. ... By Sir William Hope, Baronet by William Hope( )

11 editions published between 1707 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scots fencing-master, or, Compleat small-sword-man ... by William Hope( Book )

4 editions published in 1687 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Compleat Horseman ... To which is added a Supplement of Riding, collected from the best authors ... Made English from the eighth edition of the original, by Sir W. Hope ... The second edition, corrected by Jacques de Solleysel( Book )

2 editions published in 1717 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information for John Ramsay of Kirland, and John Gray of Creichie, and his brethren and sisters, against Sir William Hope by John RAMSAY( Book )

2 editions published in 1693 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope's new method of fencing: or, the true and solid art of fighting with the back-sword, sheering-sword, small-sword, and sword and pistol; freed from the errors of the schools. Wherein the Defence and Pursuit of these Weapons, both on Foot, and a Horseback, and that against all kind of Edged or Pointed Weapons whatsoever, are not only compendiz'd, and reduc'd to so few and general Rules, that any Person of an indifferent Capacity, and ordinary Agility of Body, may in a short time (even by his own Assiduity, and the Assistance of a judicious Comerade) attain to a considerable Adroitness in Practice; either for the Defence of his Life upon a just Occasion, or Preservation of his Reputation and Honour, in any Accidental Scuftle, or Trifling Quarrel. But also The nicest Theory of the whole Art, is so interspersed with these most easy and useful Rules, that it will at once instruct the greatest Ignorant, and gratify the most Critical and Curious Artist. So that it may be asserted, that by this new Method, the Art of Defence, with the Sword alone is, by Mathematical Demonstration, brought to the utmost Perfection Humane Nature is capable of; and that this Assertion, is no ways vain or Chimerical; the Author is ready to defend the same either by Argument, or Practice, before any Two understanding Sword-Men; against any Fencing-Master, who shall impung it. The second edition. By Sir William Hope of Balcomie, Baronet, Late Deputy-Governour of the Castle of Edinburgh by William Hope( )

1 edition published in 1714 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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H., W. (William Hope), Sir

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