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Joachim Meyers Fechtbuch (MS Bibl. 2465)

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Joachim Meyers Fechtbuch
MS Bibl. 2465, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Munich, Germany

MS Bibl. 2465 IIv.jpg
MS Bibl. 2465 IIIr.jpg
Frontispiece and dedication, ff Ⅱv - Ⅲr
Type Fencing manual
Date 1561
Language(s) Early New High German
Author(s) Joachim Meyer
Scribe(s) Joachim Meyer (?)
Illustrator(s) Unknown
Patron Georg Johann Ⅰ, Count Palatine of Veldenz
Material Paper, in a leather binding
Size 112 folia (290 mm × 200 mm)
Format Double-sided; text with scattered illustrations
Script Secretary
Identified Olivier Dupuis
Treatise scans

The MS Bibl. 2465 is a German fencing manual created by Joachim Meyer in 1561.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich, Germany. This manuscript, which may be Meyer's earliest work, was created for Georg Johann Ⅰ, Count Palatine of Veldenz.[2] It contains lessons on the use of the sword, dussack, rapier, dagger, and polearms, all of which would also be covered in the substantially larger book he would publish in 1570, Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens; unlike that book, this manuscript also treats armored fencing.

Until recently, this manuscript was believed to be lost,[3] but its location by Olivier Dupuis was announced in June 2021. The relationship between the teachings in this manuscript and Meyer's later works has yet to be determined.



Ⅱr - Ⅳv Dedication by Joachim Meyer
1r - 21v Long sword by Joachim Meyer
22r - 48r Dussack by Joachim Meyer
48r - 66v Side sword by Joachim Meyer
67r - 75v Dagger by Joachim Meyer
78r - 100v Polearms by Joachim Meyer
101r - 112r Armored fencing by Joachim Meyer
112v - 115v Table of contents


Front cover
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Inside cover
Folio Ir
Folio Iv
Folio IIr
Folio IIv
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Folio IIIr
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Folio IIIv
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Folio IVr
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Folio IVv
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Folio 1r
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Folio 1v
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Folio 2r
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Folio 2v
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Folio 3r
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Folio 3v
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Folio 4r
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Folio 4v
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Folio 5r
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Folio 5v
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Folio 6r
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Folio 6v
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Folio 7r
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Folio 7v
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Folio 8r
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Folio 8v
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Folio 9r
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Folio 9v
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Folio 10r
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Folio 10v
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Folio 11r
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Folio 11v
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Folio 12r
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Folio 12v
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Folio 13r
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Folio 13v
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Folio 14r
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Folio 14v
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Folio 15r
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Folio 15v
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Folio 16r
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Folio 16v
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Folio 17r
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Folio 17v
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Folio 18r
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Folio 18v
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Folio 19r
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Folio 19v
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Folio 20r
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Folio 20v
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Folio 21r
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Folio 21v
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Folio 22r
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Folio 22v
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Folio 23r
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Folio 23v
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Folio 24r
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Folio 24v
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Folio 25r
Folio 25v
Folio 26r
Folio 26v
Folio 27r
Folio 27v
Folio 28r
Folio 28v
Folio 29r
Folio 29v
Folio 30r
Folio 30v
Folio 31r
Folio 31v
Folio 32r
Folio 32v
Folio 33r
Folio 33v
Folio 34r
Folio 34v
Folio 35r
Folio 35v
Folio 36r
Folio 36v
Folio 37r
Folio 37v
Folio 38r
Folio 38v
Folio 39r
Folio 39v
Folio 40r
Folio 40v
Folio 41r
Folio 41v
Folio 42r
Folio 42v
Folio 43r
Folio 43v
Folio 44r
Folio 44v
Folio 45r
Folio 45v
Folio 46r
Folio 46v
Folio 47r
Folio 47v
Folio 48r
Folio 48v
Folio 49r
Folio 49v
Folio 50r
Folio 50v
Folio 51r
Folio 51v
Folio 52r
Folio 52v
Folio 53r
Folio 53v
Folio 54r
Folio 54v
Folio 55r
Folio 55v
Folio 56r
Folio 56v
Folio 57r
Folio 57v
Folio 58r
Folio 58v
Folio 59r
Folio 59v
Folio 60r
Folio 60v
Folio 61r
Folio 61v
Folio 62r
Folio 62v
Folio 63r
Folio 63v
Folio 64r
Folio 64v
Folio 65r
Folio 65v
Folio 66r
Folio 66v
Folio 66ar
Folio 66av
Folio 66br
Folio 66bv
Folio 67r
Folio 67v
Folio 68r
Folio 68v
Folio 69r
Folio 69v
Folio 70r
Folio 70v
Folio 71r
Folio 71v
Folio 72r
Folio 72v
Folio 73r
Folio 73v
Folio 74r
Folio 74v
Folio 75r
Folio 75v
Folio 76r (Lost)
Folio 76v (Lost)
Folio 77r (Lost)
Folio 77v (Lost)
Folio 78r
Folio 78v
Folio 79r
Folio 79v
Folio 80r
Folio 80v
Folio 81r
Folio 81v
Folio 82r
Folio 82v
Folio 83r
Folio 83v
Folio 84r
Folio 84v
Folio 85r
Folio 85v
Folio 86r
Folio 86v
Folio 87r
Folio 87v
Folio 88r
Folio 88v
Folio 89r
Folio 89v
Folio 90r
Folio 90v
Folio 91r
Folio 91v
Folio 92r
Folio 92v
Folio 93r
Folio 93v
Folio 94r
Folio 94v
Folio 95r
Folio 95v
Folio 96r
Folio 96v
Folio 97r
Folio 97v
Folio 98r
Folio 98v
Folio 99r
Folio 99v
Folio 100r
Folio 100v
Folio 101r
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Folio 101v
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Folio 102r
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Folio 102v
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Folio 103r
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Folio 103v
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Folio 104r
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Folio 104v
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Folio 105r
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Folio 105v
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Folio 106r
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Folio 106v
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Folio 107r
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Folio 107v
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Folio 108r
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Folio 108v
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Folio 109r
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Folio 109v
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Folio 110r
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Folio 110v
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Folio 111r
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Folio 111v
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Folio 112r
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Folio 112v
Folio 113r
Folio 113v
Folio 114r
Folio 114v
Folio 115r
Folio 115v
Folio 116r
Folio 116v
Inside cover
Back cover

Additional Resources

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  1. Dated on folio Ⅳv.
  2. According to the dedication on folio Ⅲr.
  3. Jens P. Kleinau. "1561 Joachim Meyer dedicated a fencing book to the Pfalzgrafen of Pfalz-Veldenz". Hans Talhoffer ~ as seen by Jens P. Kleinau. 04 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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