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Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie (G.A.)

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Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie
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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.
Author(s) G. A.
Place of Origin London, England
Language English
Genre(s) Fencing manual
Publisher Iohn Williams
Publication Date 1639
Pages 96
Images B&W Photocopy (1639)

Pallas Armata, the Gentlemans Armorie is an English fencing manual written by a certain G. A.[1] and printed in 1639. It covers the use of the rapier in the style of Salvator Fabris.

Publication Information

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.

Contents

*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.

Gallery


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Additional Resources

References

  1. 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).

Copyright and License Summary

For further information, including transcription and translation notes, see the discussion page.

Work Author(s) Source License
Images HROARR.com
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Transcription Early English Books Online Early English Books Online
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