| Hans Talhoffer is welcomed as he arrives at a town |
to do a job (folio 27r).
|Language||Early New High German|
The archetype of this version of Hans Talhoffer's fencing manual, the MS Chart.A.558, was created in 1443 as a personal reference manual for Talhoffer himself. It exists in at least five additional manuscript copies created before 1820 and was published in facsimile by Gustav Hergsell in 1893. Only the grappling portion of this version contains text and will be compiled below; the uncaptioned images may be viewed on the individual manual pages.
- Hergsell, Gustav, and Talhoffer, Hans. Livre d'escrime de Talhoffer (codex Gotha) de l'an 1443. Prague: Chez L'Auteur, 1893.
- Hergsell, Gustav, and Talhoffer, Hans. Talhoffers Fechtbuch (Gothaer Codex) aus dem Jahre 1443: gerichtliche und andere Zweikämpfe darstellend. Prague: Selbstverlag, 1889.