|Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie|
||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
||B&W Photocopy (1639)|
Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie is an English fencing manual written by a certain G. A. and printed in 1639. It covers the use of the rapier in the style of Salvator Fabris.
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
| 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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