London: Printed for the author by W. Wilson ... and sold at Egerton's Military Library, 1809. First Edition. 8vo, pp. xxxii, [xxix-32], -228. [lacks the half title]. Bound in contemporary boards, with modern leather spine, binder's tape on the hinges, uncut and partially unopened, some foxing and soiling. Some mouse knawing (!) to the top edge of the front board and top maargin (not affecting any text). Broadside advertisement for Mr. Roland tipped to the front paste down. Thimm 244. Item #34050
Roland was fencing master to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He was French by birth and upbringing, and had studied under the great master Danet; his son was George Roland, who later taught in Edinburgh.