Den Ridderlige og Adelige Fecht-Konstis (G.A)
|Den Ridderlige oc Adelige Fecht-Konstis|
|The Chivalric and Noble Art of Fencing|
|Full Title||Den Ridderlige oc Adelige Fecht-Konstis grundelige oc Methodiske Beskriffuelse, Ledendis dennem, som udi dette Exercitio sig forlyste oc versere, som ved en Gienvey, til det Eenfache Rapiers Kundstab, baade udi Stød oc Hug at giøre, imod den Keigthaandet, saa vel som imod den Rœthaandet|
|Place of Origin||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Images||Digital scans (1646)|
Den Ridderlige oc Adelige Fecht-Konstis ("The Chivalric and Noble Art of Fencing") is a Danish fencing manual written by a certain G. A. and printed in 1646. It covers the use of the rapier in the style of Salvator Fabris, as the author learned it from German fencing master Hans Wilhelm Schöffer von Dietz.
The first and only edition of Den Ridderlige oc Adelige Fecht-Konstis was printed in Copenhagen in 1646 by Melchior Martzan. However, it seems to be a new edition of a 1639 English treatise titled Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie (or possibly just paraphrase translation), also written by G. A.
|A2r - A4v||Preface|
|A5r - A6v||Dedicatory poems|
|A7r - D3v||The first part of the first Book, containing how a Right-handed man is to play against a Right-handed man at single Rapier.|
|D4r - E4v||The second part of the first Book, shewing how a Right-handed man must play with a Right-handed man at single Sword.|
|E5r - F4v||The first part of the second Book, shewing how a Right-handed man is to play with a Left-handed man at single Rapier.|
|F5r - F8v||The second part of the second Book, shewing how a Right-handed man is to play at single Sword with the left-handed.|
- The identity of G. A. is unknown, but it was suggested by Aylward that it may be a fellow of the King's College named Gideon Ashwell (1618-1657).
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|Images||Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt|
|Transcription||Early English Books Online||Early English Books Online|