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    Unless you've already seen it, Google (in quotes)...

    Unless you've already seen it, Google (in quotes) "Edward Effingham Lawrence" "The Times Law Reports" re his being a defendant in a law suit for fraud (1886). Cheers!
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    Enter "fouracres edwin george" in quotation marks...

    Enter "fouracres edwin george" in quotation marks in Google Books, Any View, and you should see the listings for 1890 and 1904 Kelly's. (I have no patience for those damned long URLs.) Cheers!
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    And Kelly's Directory of 1890 has him listed as...

    And Kelly's Directory of 1890 has him listed as "Fouracres Edwin George, Bell inn, & wine & spirit merchant"!
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    The latest listing that I can find for EGF is in...

    The latest listing that I can find for EGF is in Kelly's Directory of 1904.
    Cheers!
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    George Fouracres was a cutler and Edwin George...

    George Fouracres was a cutler and Edwin George Fouracres was a cutler and surgical instrument maker in Exeter ca. 1820-1880, according to city directories.
  6. The duties of the commissary general, as head of...

    The duties of the commissary general, as head of the commissariat dept., were to superintend all contracts for supplying provisions, etc., to the army.
    Cheers!
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    You can read all about it in "British Sword...

    You can read all about it in "British Sword Fighting 1600-1945".
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    Martinez was in partnership with Israel Schuech...

    Martinez was in partnership with Israel Schuech (or Schvech), German goldsmith, swordsmith, and hiltmaker at the Court of Saxony (ca. 1590-1610), and the highest price recorded for a European sword...
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    Ivan is a Latinization of Juan. In "The Armoury...

    Ivan is a Latinization of Juan.
    In "The Armoury of Windsor Castle" (1904) there is a listing of a Martinez rapier with a (presumably) 17th-century Flemish hilt that was attached in 1815 to an...
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    Ivan Martinez was Espadero del Rey in Toledo,...

    Ivan Martinez was Espadero del Rey in Toledo, Spain, 16th-17th centuries. So why is this rapier any different than others if it was made for the Portuguese market?
  11. Yo, Derek! Fairbairn, Burke, et al. re...

    Yo, Derek!
    Fairbairn, Burke, et al. re Crichton-Stuart, Marquess of Bute &c.: "For Stuart, a demi-lion, rampant, gu. Nobilis ira. For Crichton, a wyvern, wings elevated and addorsed, fire issuant...
  12. From Fairbairn, Burke, et al.: "A demi-lion...

    From Fairbairn, Burke, et al.: "A demi-lion rampant gu., and in an escroll above the motto Nobilis ira (for Stuart). A griffin's head couped or, the wings endorsed and beak sa. (for Montagu)." I...
  13. Also the motto of several British/Scottish...

    Also the motto of several British/Scottish regiments, etc. etc. But see the Wikipedia article, for whatever it's worth.
  14. P.S. According to the Wikipedia article (which...

    P.S. According to the Wikipedia article (which see) and other sources, "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" is/was(!) the Royal Stuart motto and the national motto of Scotland or of the Kingdom of Scotland(!);...
  15. The griffin/lion and "Nobilis Ira" motto are of...

    The griffin/lion and "Nobilis Ira" motto are of the Montagu-Stuart family. The other motto is not, but is of 7 other families.
  16. Glad to be of help, Ben! Col. the Hon. R. E....

    Glad to be of help, Ben!
    Col. the Hon. R. E. Boyle, 11th Bengal Lancers, quoted in JRUSI (1889): "I am sorry to say I am on the unpopular side with regard to the much-vexed and discussed...
  17. Another interesting member of this family was...

    Another interesting member of this family was Colonel Robert Elphinstone Boyle (1837-1924), brother of the 7th Earl of Glasgow and c.o. of the 11th Bengal Lancers (Probyn's Horse), etc. Cheers!
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    The revolver is in the RRW Museum, Brecon. A...

    The revolver is in the RRW Museum, Brecon. A photo of it is in Ian Knight's Nothing Remains But To Fight. The sword may be there also. "He must have treasured the revolver, for it remained with him...
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    Besides being identified as "jewelled" by a...

    Besides being identified as "jewelled" by a number of accounts, the South Wales Daily News of June 26, 1880 adds: "a handsome sword, on which was engraved the Victoria Cross".
    Here's an ironic...
  20. Another reason may be that Asians (and Europeans...

    Another reason may be that Asians (and Europeans in Asia) commonly wore their sabres in reverse because they preferred the backhanded draw and cut.
  21. According to the publisher, he doesn't know any...

    According to the publisher, he doesn't know any more than you and me.
  22. I have intimate knowledge of these books only...

    I have intimate knowledge of these books only because I know someone (my informant) who knows the publisher, but the identity of the author is anybody's guess - some even alleging that it's none...
  23. In the recent editions, the illustrations for...

    In the recent editions, the illustrations for each section precede the relevant section and are not clumped together at the end. Also, the number of them have been substantially reduced to make room...
  24. P.S. The distributor has changed the author URL...

    P.S. The distributor has changed the author URL to:

    http://www.lulu.com/search?contributor=D.+A.+Kinsley
  25. An informant, who is not a member of this forum,...

    An informant, who is not a member of this forum, has requested that I respond to the previous posts.
    BBBE, which was first issued two years ago and reissued last year in an expanded edition, was not...
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