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Cort Bevvijs' Van t'Rapier alleen (MS KB.72.F.37)

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Cort Bevvijs' Van t'Rapier alleen
MS KB.72.F.37, Koninklijke Bibliotheek
The Hague, Netherlands
MS KB.72.F.37.jpg
Title page, fol. 1r
Also known as Cort Bevvijs' Van t'Rapier alleen.
Wat veranderingen úijt het verset
vanden buijten steeck connen
geschieden, met de tegen-
veranderinge van dien.
Type Fencing manual
Date 1602-1608
Place of origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Language(s) Dutch
Author(s) Pieter Bailly
Scribe(s) Pieter Bailly
Illustrator(s) Pieter Bailly
Material Paper, with a parchment cover
Size 24 folia
Format Double-sided; one illustration per
side, with text above
Treatise scans Digital scans (print)

Cort Bevvijs' Van t'Rapier alleen ("A Short Demonstration of the Single Rapier"; MS KB.72.F.37) is a Dutch fencing manual created between 1602 and 1608 by Pieter Bailly.[citation needed] It currently rests in the holdings of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, Netherlands. It treats the use of the rapier, but rather than presenting a system based on the popular Italian fencing it seems to preserve a native Dutch style.



Folio Contents
1r - 24v Rapier by Pieter Bailly


Additional Resources

  • Galas, S. Matt and Steenput, Eli. "The Cort Bewijs of Pieter Bailly: A Dutch Rapier Manual, Circa 1602 – 1608." Arts de Combat. Théorie et pratique en Europe XIVe-XXe siècle. Ed. Fabrice Cognot. Burgundy: De Taille et d'Estoc, 2011. ISBN 2-907594-10-9