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Talhoffer Fechtbuch (MS 26.236)

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Talhoffer Fechtbuch
MS 26.236, Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, New York

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Date early 16th cenury
Language(s) Early New High German
Scribe(s) Unknown
Author(s) Hans Talhoffer
Size 151 folia (?)
Format Double-sided; one illustration
per side, with text above
Script Bastarda (?)
Exemplar(s) MS Chart.A.558 (1443)
External data Museum catalog entry

The MS 26.236 was copied in the early 16th century from the MS Chart.A.558, a German fencing manual created by Hans Talhoffer in 1443.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY.


The known provenance of the MS 26.236 is:[1]

  • Copied from the MS Chart.A.558 in the early 16th century by an unknown scribe.
  • before 1926 – acquired by Miss Marguerite Keasbey (donated New York, 1926).
  • 1926-present – held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.



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