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De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge (Adam van Breen)
|De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge van Schilt, Spies, Rappier end Targe|
|On the Weapon-Handling of Nassau with Shield, Spear, Rapier, and Target|
Dutch title page
|Author(s)||Adam van Breen|
|Illustrated by||Adam van Breen|
|Dedicated to||Maurice of Nassau|
|Place of origin||The Hague, Netherlands|
|Publication date||1618, 1625|
De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge van Schilt, Spies, Rappier end Targe ("On the Weapon-Handling of Nassau with Shield, Spear, Rapier, and Target") is a Dutch drill manual illustrated by Adam van Breen and printed in 1618. The authorship of the text is unknown.
De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge van Schilt, Spies, Rappier end Targe was first published in 1618 in the Hague, Netherlands by Aert Meuris. Noted artist Adam van Breen provided the artwork, and also included were anonymous descriptions and commentary in Dutch, French, and German editions.
An English edition was produced in 1625 under the title Mars his Feild or The Exercise of Armes, printed in London by Roger Daniell. This was an anonymous, abridged translation and contained no introduction; unlike the prior editions, it appears to have been hand-written onto the illustrated pages.
|1 - 4||Preface and Introduction|
|5 - 87||Pike and shield drill|
|89 - 118||Sword and shield drill|
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|Dutch Transcription||Deandra de Looff||Index:De Nassavsche Wapen-Handelinge (Adam van Breen) 1618.pdf|
|French Transcription||Michael Chidester||Index:Le Maniement d’Armes De Nassau (Adam van Breen) 1618.pdf|
|English Transcription||Michael Chidester||Wiktenauer|