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Albrecht Dürers Fechtbuch (Sloane MS No.5229)

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Albrecht Dürers Fechtbuch
Sloane MS No.5229, British Library
London, United Kingdom
MS Sloane 5229 67v.png
Type Fencing manual
Date ca. 1512
Place of origin Nuremberg, Germany
Language(s) Early New High German
Illustrator(s) Albrecht Dürer
Material Paper
Size 3 folia (220 mm × 330 mm)
Format Single-sided; two illustrations per side,
with text above
External data Library catalog entry
Treatise scans

Sloane MS No.5229 contains a brief series of German fencing illustrations created in 1512 by Albrecht Dürer.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of the British Library in London, United Kingdom. These illustrations, like all of Dürer's fencing material, appear to be connected with the visit of Emperor Maximilian I to Dürer's home city of Nuremberg in 1512.[1] Unlike the MS 26-232 these pieces do not seem to be copied from another fencing manual, though they appear to be related to the tradition of Johannes Lecküchner.



1r - 67r [Uncertain]
67v - 69r
69v - [Uncertain]


Folio 67r & 68r (details)
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Folio 67v
MS Sloane 5229 67v.png
Folio 68r
Folio 68v
Folio 69r
MS Sloane 5229 69r.png

Additional Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Internally dated on f 67v.

Copyright and License Summary

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Work Author(s) Source License
Images Albrecht Dürer Die Ringkunst des deutschen Mittelalters
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Translation Michael Chidester Wiktenauer
Transcription Friedrich Dörnhöffer Index:Albrecht Dürers Fechtbuch (Sloane MS No.5229)
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