17th Century Books

Fencing Book

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

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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.