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Gregor Erhart Fechtbuch (MS E.1939.65.354)
|Gregor Erhart Fechtbuch|
|MS E.1939.65.354, Glasgow Museums|
|Also known as||Codex I.6.4º.4|
|Place of origin||Augsburg, Germany|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Scribe(s)||Gregor Erhart (?)|
|Illustrated by||Gregor Erhart|
|Material||Paper, with a leather and metal cover|
|Size||227 folia (?)|
|Format||Double-sided; illustrations on the|
verso side, sometimes with text
|External data||Museum catalog listing|
The MS E.1939.65.354 is a German fencing manual created by Gregor Erhart in 1533. The original currently rests in the R. L. Scott Collection of the Glasgow Museums in Glasgow, Scotland. The manuscript consists of two parts. The first half is a series of sketches, including a copy of the longsword devices of Jörg Wilhalm Hutter; the second is a compilation of common treatises from the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer. It appears that the sketches were originally drawn on larger sheets of paper which were then bisected to form the current page size.
This manuscript was later acquired by Freifechter Lienhart Sollinger, who subsequently sold it to Paulus Hector Mair; both men seems to have used it as a source for their respective anthologies of fencing treatises.
The known provenance of the MS E.1939.65.354 is:
- Compiled and illustrated in 1533 by Gregor Erhart.
- before 1560 – owned by Lienhart Sollinger (sold Augsburg, 1560).
- 1560-1579 – owned by Paulus Hector Mair (sold Augsburg, auction, 1579).
- before 1935 – acquired by the Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany, classified Codex I.6.4º.4 (sold Augsburg, 1935).
- 1935-1939 – owned by Robert Lyons Scott (1871-1939).
- 1939 – part of the R. L. Scott Collection, donated to the Glasgow Museums in Glasgow, Scotland.
|1rv, 2v - 3r||Front Matter|
|2r, 3v - 83v||Longsword by Jörg Wilhalm Hutter|
|84r - 98v||Dagger by Gregor Erhart (?)|
|99v - 110v||Grappling by Gregor Erhart (?)|
|111r - 144v||Messer by Johannes Lecküchner|
|167r||["Die VII Stend des Langen Spiesz"]|
|167v - 170v||Epitome by Johannes Liechtenauer|
|170v - 171v||Longsword by Nicolaüs Augsburger (fragment)|
|172rv||Longsword by Jobst von Württemberg|
|172v - 178r||Messer by Jobst von Württemberg|
|178r - 179r||Dagger by Jobst von Württemberg|
|179v - 189r||Longsword by Nicolaüs Augsburger (fragment)|
|189r - 196v||Grappling by Ott Jud|
|196v - 227r||Anonymous dagger treatise|
- Based on the information on folio 3r.