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Paradoxes of Defence (Additional MS 34192)
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|Paradoxes of Defence|
|Additional MS 34192, British Library|
London, United Kingdom
|Place of origin||London, England|
|Dedicated to||Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex|
|External data||Library catalog|
|Treatise scans||B&W facsimile|
Paradoxes of Defence (Additional MS 34192) is an English fencing manual written in 1599 by George Silver. The original currently rests in the holdings of the British Library in London, United Kingdom. This is the presentation copy of Silver's famous work Paradoxes of Defence.
The known provenance of the Additional MS 34192 is:
- Written in 1599 for Lord Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.
- before 1892 – owned by Edwin H. Lawrence (sold at auction, London, 1892)
- 1892-present – held by the British Library
As this manuscript is not currently available for direct study and Matthey's edition does not give folio information, this table of contents cannot be completed at this time.
|Dedication To the Right Honorable Robert, Earle of Essex|
|An Admonition to the Noble, Ancient, Victorious, Valiant, and Most Brave Nation of Englishmen|
|Issues with claimed Swordmasters|
|The Acquisition of Skill|
|The Principles of Fighting|
|Of Weapons and Vantages|
|Questions and Answers between the Scholar and the Master|
|Of Skilled Men and Valiant Men|
|Of Rapiers and Poniards|
|A Brief Note on Three Italian Teachers of Offense|
- di Grasso, Giacomo; Saviolo, Vincentio; Silver, George. Three Elizabethan Fencing Manuals. Ed. James Louis Jackson. Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint, 1972. ISBN 978-0820111070
- Silver, George. The Works of George Silver. Ed. Cyril G. R. Matthey. London: George Bell and Sons, 1898.
- Wagner, Paul. Master Of Defence: The Works of George Silver. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1581607239
- ↑ Silver, George. The Works of George Silver. Ed. Cyril G. R. Matthey. London: George Bell and Sons, 1898.
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