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Bref instructions upon my Paradoxes of defence (MS 1086)

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Bref instructions upon my Paradoxes of defence
MS 1086, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven, Belgium
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Type Fencing manual
Date ca. 1801-1940
Language(s) English
Author(s) George Silver
Material Paper
Size 69 folia (327 mm x 207 mm)
Format Single-sided; one column
External data Library catalog entry
Images Digital scans

Bref instructions upon my Paradoxes of defence ("Brief Instructions upon my Paradoxes of Defense", MS 1086) is a 19th century copy on an English fencing manual written in ca. 1605 by George Silver. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. This is the second volume of Silver's work, and seeks to elucidate the correct principles of fencing (in contrast to his Paradoxes of Defence, which primarily seeks to highlight the problems inherent in all other contemporary styles). Unfortunately and for unknown reasons, Brief Instructions was never published in Silver's lifetime and was only brought to print in the 1898 compilation of his works by Cyril G. R. Matthey.

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Contents

Admonitions to the Gentlemen and Brave Gallants of Great Britain against Quarrels and Brawls
The true handling of all Manner of Weapons
General Rules to be Observed for Weapons Usage
Declaration of 4 General Fights
Of the short single sword fight against the like weapon
Of Diverse Advantages that you may take by Striking from your Ward
The manner of certain grips & closes
Of the short sword & dagger fight against the like weapon
Of the short sword & dagger fight against the long sword & dagger
Of the sword & buckler fight
Of the two hand sword fight against the like weapon
Of the Short Staff Fight
Of the Short Staff Fight against the Long Staff
Of the Fight of the Forest Bill against the like Weapon
Of the Fight of the Morris Pike against the like Weapon
Of the Single Dagger Fight against the like Weapon

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