This new edition is completely annotated by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez, who is currently the foremost expert in French smallsword. Her additions to this edition help clarify Angelo's text for the modern reader. This edition also includes a short history of Domenico Angelo's life by the editor Jared Kirby. Jared Kirby is a historical fencer who recently helped translate and edited Italian Rapier Combat. Kirby lives in New York City.