Joachim Meyers Fäktbok (MS A.4º.2)

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Joachim Meyers Fäktbok
MS A.4º.2, Lunds Universitets Bibliotek
Lund, Sweden
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Opening, ff 2v - 3r
Wiktenauer Leng
Wierschin Hils
Type Fencing manual
Date 1560s
Language(s) Early New High German
Scribe(s) Joachim Meÿer (?)
Author(s) Joachim Meÿer
Illustrated by Unknown
Patron Otto Graf von Sulms, Minzenberg and Sonnenwaldt
Material Paper, in a leather binding
Size 89 folia
Format Double-sided; occasional images scattered throughout text
Script Secretary
External data

The MS A.4º.2 is a German fencing manual created by Joachim Meÿer in the 1560s.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of Lunds Universitets Bibliotek in Lund, Sweden. This manuscript, which may be Meÿer's earliest work, was created for his private student Otto Graf von Sulms, Minzenberg and Sonnenwaldt.[2] It contains lessons in the use of the longsword, the dussack, and the side sword, and it has much in common with the substantially larger book he would publish in 1570, Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens.



The known provenance of the MS A.4º.2 is:[1]

  • Written in the 1560s for Graf Otto von Solms; presented in either the early 1560s or when he visited Strasbourg in 1568.
  • 1560s-1612 – owned by Otto von Solms (1550-1612).
  • 1612-1642 – owned by Friedrich Albert von Solms (taken as spoils of war by Johannes Levi von Sommerlad, 1642).
  • 1643-1728 – owned by the Sparre family (gifted by Anna Maria Falkenberg, Axel Sparre's widow, 1728).
  • 1728-1780 – owned by Melker von Falkenberg (donated, 1780).
  • 1780-present – held by the Lunds Universitets Bibliotek.


Folio Section
1r - 4r Dedication by Joachim Meÿer
7r - 40v Longsword by Joachim Meÿer
44r - 65v Dussack by Joachim Meÿer
69r - 89v Side sword by Joachim Meÿer


Front Cover
Inside Cover
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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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Inside Cover
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Back Cover

Additional Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Roger Norling. "The History of Joachim Meyer’s Treatise to Otto von Solms." HROARR, 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  2. According to the dedication on folio 3r.
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