Ragione di adoprar sicuramente l'Arme (Giacomo di Grassi)
|Ragione di adoprar sicuramente l'Arme|
|"His True Arte of Defence"|
Title page of the first edition
|Full Title||Di Grassi, His True Arte of Defence, plainlie teaching by infallable Demonstrations apt Figures and perfect Rules the manner and forme how a man without other Teacher or Master may safelie handle all sortes of Weapons as well offensive as defensive|
|Author(s)||Giacomo di Grassi|
|Translator(s)||Thomas Churchyard (1594)|
|Dedicated to||Borrow, Lord Governor of the Breil|
|Place of Origin|
Ragione di adoprar sicuramente l'Arme ("Discourse on Wielding Arms with Safety") is an Italian fencing manual written by Giacomo di Grassi and printed in 1570; it was also printed in England after di Grassi transplanted there. Di Grassi's art was probably designed for the side sword, but the English translator states that he felt it was more appropriate for the rapier.
Ragione di adoprar sicuramente l'Arme was published in Venice, Italy in 1570 by Giordano Ziletti. In 1594, it was translated to English by Thomas Churchyard and printed in London, England by I. Iaggard under the title His True Arte of Defence.
|A1 - E2v||Introduction by Giacomo di Grassi|
|E2v - F2||Side sword by Giacomo di Grassi|
|F2v - H2||Sword and dagger by Giacomo di Grassi|
|H2 - I3v||Sword and cloak by Giacomo di Grassi|
|I3v - K4||Sword and buckler by Giacomo di Grassi|
|K4 - M4||Sword and targe by Giacomo di Grassi|
|M4 - O1||Double side swords by Giacomo di Grassi|
|O1 - O4v||Greatsword by Giacomo di Grassi|
|O4v - R2v||Pole weapons by Giacomo di Grassi|
|Aa1 - Ee4v||Deceits and final remarks by Giacomo di Grassi|
- di Grasso, Giacomo; Saviolo, Vincentio; Silver, George. Three Elizabethan Fencing Manuals. Ed. James Louis Jackson. Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint, 1972. ISBN 978-0820111070
- di Grassi, Giacomo; Swanger, W. Jherek. The Way to Employ Arms with Certainty. Lulu.com, 2013.
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|Transcription||Norman White||Document circulated online|