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17th Century Books

 

Meyer, Joachim   

Kunst der Fechtens

German

1600

Plates

same as 1570

Fabris, Salvator

 

De Lo Schermo Overo Scienza d’Arme

Italian w/ German Translation

1606/ 1713

192 plates

Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Rapier and Cloak, Dagger vs. Unarmed.

Giganti, Nicoletto

Scola Overo teatro…

Italian

1610

plates

Rapier, Rapier & Dagger

Capo Ferro, Ridolfo

Gran Simulacro

Italian

1610

43 plates

Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Cloak, Rapier and Rotella

Selden, Mr.

The Duello

English

1610

No Plates

Duelling

Heussler, S.

Neues Kunstliches Fechtbuch

German translation

1612

plates

Rapier, Rapier and dagger, Rapier & cloak, Rapier & buckler, Rapier vs. Spear, Dagger vs. unarmed.

 

Gentleman, GH

The Private Schoole of Defence

English

1614

No Plates

Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Theory

Quintino, Antonio

Gioiello di Sapienza

Italian

1614

Plates

Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Cloak, varied inventions, Defending from wild animals, useful medicines

Swetnam, Joseph

The School of the Noble and Worthy Science of Defence

English

1617

Plates

Rapier and Dagger, Backsword, Longsword, Shortsword, Staff

Koppen, Joachimo

Newer diskurs von der rittermässigen und weitberühmten Kunst des Fechtens, u. s. w.

German

1619

Plates

Rapier

Dancie, Francois

L’Espee de Combat ov l’usage de la tire des armes

French

1623

No Plates

 

Narvaez, Don Luis Pacheco de

Modo Facil Y Nuevo para examinarse los maestros en la Destreza de las Armas (from Vindel’s Antiguos)

Spanish

1625

No Plates

Spanish Rapier

Narvaez, Don Luis Pacheco de

Advertencias Para La Ensenanza de la filosofia y destreza de las Armas (from Vindel’s Antiguos)

Spanish

1625

No Plates

Spanish Rapier

Capo Ferro, Ridolfo

Gran Simulacro

Italian

1632

43 plates

Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Cloak, Rapier and Rotella

Capo Ferro, Ridolfo

Gran Simulacro

Italian

1610

+

1632

Plates from both editions

Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Cloak, Rapier and Rotella

By the Author

Pallas Armata; The Gentleman’s Armorie

English

1639

Plates

Rapier

Alfieri, Francesco

La Scherma

Italian

1640

plates

Rapier, Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Cloak, Pike (Picca), Flag, 2 handed.

 

Cala, Christoval

Desengano de la espada y Norte de diestros (from Vindel’s Antiguos Tratados)

Spanish

1642

No Plates

Spanish Rapier

Petter, Nicolaes

Klare Onderrichtinge der Voortreffelijcke Worstel-Konst

Dutch

1674

Many Plates

Wrestling, Dagger vs unarmed. Double dagger vs unarmed.

Ettenhard

Compendio

Spanish

1675

Several plates

Spanish Rapier

Elder?

The Art of Defence (a collection of Plates)

English

1680?

Collection of plates

Smallsword, Smallsword & Dagger

Marcelli, Francesco Antonio

Regole Della Scherma

Italian

1686

Plates

Rapier & Dagger, Rapier & Lantern, Rapier (cup hilts) vs ‘Sciabla’ (Sabre?). Discusses Rapier and other combos.

 

Hope, Sir William

The Scots Fencing Master

Scottish

1687

plates

Smallsword, Smallsword vs Broadsword

 

Hope, Sir William

The Compleat Fencing - Master

Scottish

1691

plates

Smallsword, Smallsword vs Broadsword

Hope, Sir William

The Swordman’s Vade-mecum

Scottish

1691

No plates

His Rules of Fence

Liancour, Sieur de

Le Maitre D'Armes du L'Exercice de L'Epee

French

1692

 

 

Howlet, Robert

The school of recreation

English

1696

No plates

Military Discipline on foot and Horse, Rapier/Smallsword

Mazo, Bondi di

La Spada Maestra

Italian

1696

Plates

Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Rapier and Cloak vs. Rapier and Buckler

Tamariz, D. Nicolas

Cartilla, Y Lvz en la Verdadera Destreza

Spanish

1696

2Diagram

Rapier

Ettenhard

Diestro Italiano y Espanol

Spanish

1697

Several plates

Spanish Rapier vs Italian Rapier

Mars, His Field

The Exercise of Arms

English

17th cen.

Many Plates

Military Drills

& This is a republished facsimile copy with plates from both text and is beautifully laid out.  It’s a limited edition with only 500 printed.  You can order a copy from Gérard Six at gerard.six2@freesbee.fr.  He also has many other books for sale, so contact him for a list.