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Wolfenbüttel Picture Book (Cod.Guelf.78.2 Aug.2º)
|Cod.Guelf.78.2.Aug.2º, Herzog August Bibliothek|
|Date||ca. 1465 - 1480|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Material||Paper, in a modern binding|
|Format||Double-sided; one illustration |
per side, with scattered text
|External data||Library catalog entry|
|Treatise scans||Digital scans (2000x2500)|
The Codex Guelf 78.2 August 2º is a German fencing manual probably created between 1465 and 1480. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. This manuscript is a compilation work, and contains versions of Johannes Liechtenauer's Zedel, the Gladiatoria Fechtbuch, and Konrad Kyeser's famous treatise on siege warfare Bellifortis. Scattered among these works are devices of sword, spear, and dagger reminiscent of die Blume des Kampfes (though the dagger plays are depicted in the style of Gladiatoria) and grappling based on Hans Talhoffer's 1448 manuscript. Unfortunately, although blank space is left below most images for the inclusion of text, the manuscript was apparently never completed and so we have no explanation for its unique plays.
|Ir - IIv|
|IIIrv||Recital on long sword by Johannes Liechtenauer|
|1r, 29r - 31v, 40v||Illustrations of staff and spear unarmored based on Die Blume des Kampfes|
|1v - 28v,
70r - 71r
|Illustrations of long sword unarmored based on Die Blume des Kampfes|
|32r - 37r,
79v - 80r
|Illustrations of spear in armor from the Gladiatoria group|
|41r - 69v||Illustrations of sword in armor from the Gladiatoria group|
|73r - 74v||Illustrations of wrestling in armor from the Gladiatoria group|
|80v - 111r||Illustrations of dagger in armor from the Gladiatoria group|
|79r, 112r - 123r||Illustrations of grappling unarmored based on Hans Talhoffer|
|113r - 117r||Illustrations of sword and buckler unarmored|
|124r - 157v||Bellifortis by Konrad Kyeser|
- Cavazzuti, Carlo (in Italian). Gladiatoria. Asola: Gilgamesh Edizioni, 2015. ISBN 978-88-6867-080-1
- Hagedorn, Dierk; Walczak, Bartłomiej. Gladiatoria. New Haven - MS U860.F46 1450. Herne: VS-Books, 2015. ISBN 978-3-932077-42-5
- Hils, Hans-Peter (in German). "Gladiatoria: Über drei Fechthandschriften aus der ersten Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts". Codices manuscripti 13:1-54, 1987.
- According to the library catalog entry.
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|Images||Herzog August Bibliothek||Herzog August Bibliothek|
|Transcription||Dierk Hagedorn||Index:Wolfenbüttel Sketchbook (Cod.Guelf.78.2 Aug.2º)|