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Fior di Battaglia (MS XXIV)

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Il Fior di Battaglia
MS ⅩⅩⅣ, Biblioteca Guarneriana
San Daniele del Friuli, Italy
MS XXIV 783r.jpg
First page, f 783r
Type Fencing manual
Date 1699
Place of origin Venice, Italy
Language(s) Italian
Author(s) Fiore de'i Liberi
Scribe(s) Apostolo Zeno
Dedicated to Giusto Cardinal Fontanini
Material Paper
Size 2 folia
Script Cursive
Exemplar(s) MS M.383 (1400s)
Identified Luigi Zanutto

Folia 783-784 of the MS ⅩⅩⅣ were copied by Apostolo Zeno in 1699 from the MS M.383, an Italian fencing manual authored by Fiore de'i Liberi in ca. 1404. The original currently rests in the Collezione Fontanini of the Biblioteca Guarneriana in San Daniele del Friuli, Italy. This copy comprises only Liberi's preface, whic Zeno transcribed for his colleague Giusto Cardinal Fontanini and sent on 4 July 1699.[1] This manuscript was discovered decades before that from which it was copied, and was the first clue that Liberi had authored additional works aside from the well-known Pisani Dossi MS.



783r - 783ar Preface by Fiore de'i Liberi


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  1. Malipiero, Massimo. Il Fior di battaglia di Fiore dei Liberi da Cividale: Il Codice Ludwing XV 13 del J. Paul Getty Museum. Udine: Ribis, 2006. p 513.

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Transcription Michael Chidester Index:Fior di Battaglia (MS XXIV)
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