Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie (G.A.)
|Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie|
|Full Title||Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie; Wherein the right and genuine use of the Rapier and of the Sword, as well against the right handed as against the left handed man is displayed: And now set forth and first published for the common good by the Author.|
|Place of Origin||London, England|
|Images||B&W Photocopy (1639)|
The first and only English edition of Pallas Armata was printed in London in 1639 by I[ohn] D[awson] for Iohn Williams. However, the 1646 treatise Den Ridderlige og Adelige Fecht-Konstis ("The Chivalric and Noble Fencing Art") appears to be a Danish edition by the same author, though it is more a paraphrase than a translation.
|*1r - A2r||Preface|
|A3r - A8r||Dedicatory poems|
|1 - 47||The first part of the first Book; Containing how a Right-handed man is to play against a Right-handed man at single Rapier.|
|49 - 71||The second part of the first Book, shewing how a Right-handed man must play with a Right-handed man at single Sword.|
|73 - 88||The first part of the second Book, shewing how a Right-handed man is to play with a Left-handed man at single Rapier.|
|89 - 96||The second part of the second Book, shewing how a Right-handed man is to play at single Sword with the left-handed.|
- The identity of G. A. is unknown, but it was suggested by Aylward that it may be a fellow of the King's College named Gideon Ashwell (1618-1657).
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|Transcription||Early English Books Online||Early English Books Online|