16th Century Books

 

Studer, Charles

Das Solothurner Fechtbuch (1990)

German

1506-14

57 Plates

Dueling Shield, Armored Calvary Longsword, Armored Longsword, Dagger, Longsword, Wrestling

Unknown

Gelbstuerteidigungspraltilen aus Albrecht Durers Fechtbuch

German

1512

Illustrations

Just wrestling from his book

Durer, Albrecht

Fechtbuch

German

1520

illustrations

Wrestling, Longsword, Messer, Messer & dagger, Half messer, Messer vs Longsword, Messer vs Dagger, Unarmed vs. Dagger, Dagger

Manciolino, Antonio

Opera Nova

Italian

1531

No plates

Sidesword, Halberd

Marozzo, Achille

Opera Nova

Italian

1536

Plates

Side Sword (+ Buckler, Cloak, Dagger & Target), Two Handed Sword, Halberds, Dagger, Cloak & Dagger

Auerswald, Fabian von

Ringer Kunst:  Funff und Achtzig

German

1539

plates

Wrestling

Quixada de Reayo, Don

Doctrina del arte de la cavalleria…

Spanish

1548

1 plate

Horses – choosing and equipping, tilt, weapons at war

Agrippa, Camillo

 

Trattoto di Scienza d’Arme

Italian

1553

plates

Sidesword, Sidesword and Dagger, Sidesword and Rondella, Sidesword and Cloak

Lebkommer, Hans

Fechtbuch

German

1558

Plates

Longsword, Messer, unarmed, Quarterstaff

DiGrassi, Giacomo

Ragione di Adoprar

Italian

1570

Plates

Rapier, Rapier &dagger, Rapier & cloak, Sword & buckler, Sword & target, Case of Rapiers, 2 handed, Bill, Partesan, Halberd, Javelin, Pike

Meyer, Joachim

Kunst der Fechtens

German

1570

Plates

Rapier, Long Sword, Dusack, Staff, Polearms, Halberd, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Cloak, Dagger

Agocchie, Giovanni Dall'

 

Dell' Arte Discrimia Libri Tre

Italian

1572

No Plates

Fencing, Jousting, Order of Battle

Sainct Didier, Henry de

Traicté Contenant

French

1573

Plates

Sidesword

Sainct Didier, Henry de

Treacts Containing the Secrets of the First Book on the Single Sword

English Translation

 

Plates

Sidesword

Viggiani, Angelo

 

Lo Schermo

Italian

1575

7 Plates

Sidesword

Loque, Bertrand de

Discourses of Warre and Single Combat     

English Translation from French

1591

No plates

Christian morality in warfare.

Saviolo, Vincento

His Practice in Two Books

English

1594

Plates

Rapier/ Rapier and Dagger

Lovino, G.A.

The teachings of G.A. Lovino  (translated by Giovanni Raspardi)

English

 

Plates

See below

Lovino, G.A.

               

Traite D'Escrime

Italian

16th C

Plates

Single Sword (+Dagger, cloak, buckler, round shield & target), Case of swords, Long Sword, Two Handed Sword, Spear, 2 against 1 in Rapier and Cloak, 2 daggers vs. Calvary

Wurm, Hans

Das Landschuter Ringerbuch

German

16th Cen.

Plates

Wrestling

DiGrassi Giacomo

The True Art of Defense

English Translation

1594

Plates

Rapier, Rapier &dagger, Rapier & cloak, Sword & buckler, Sword & target, Case of Rapiers, 2 handed, Bill, Partesan, Halberd, Javelin, Pike

Silver, George

Paradoxes of Defence/Brief Instruction upon...

English

1599

1 Plate

Sword

*This book can be purchased from William Wilson at http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~wew/fencing.html

** This book can be obtained from the translator, Laura Angotti, 76 Westmoreland Avenue, Arlington, MA 02174 (781-643-6867).