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Discorso del Gioco di Spada (MS Urb.lat.1231)

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Discorso del Gioco di Spada
MS Urb.lat.1231, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Vatican City
MS Urb.lat.1231 01r.png
Type Fencing manual
Date early 1600s
Place of origin Cremona, Italy
Language(s) Italian
Author(s) Orafo di Cremona
Size 50 folia (140 mm × 205 mm)
Treatise scans Digital scans

Discorso del Gioco di Spada ("Discourse on the Play of the Sword", MS Urb.lat.1231), is an Italian fencing manual written in the early 1600s by Orafo di Cremona. It currently rests in the Fondo Urbinate of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana in Vatican City. It treats the use of the rapier alone, rapier and dagger, rapier and cloak, and rapier and shield.


Previously owned by Jacopo Gelli.


Ir Title
Iv Blank
1r - 15v Teachings on rapier
16r - 21v Teachings on rapier and dagger
22r - 24v Teachings on rapier and cloak
25v - 36r Teachings on rapier and shield
36v - 50v Additional teachings


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Work Author(s) Source License
Images Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Transcription Index:Discorso del Gioco di Spada (MS Urb.lat.1231)