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Maister Liechtenawers Kunstbuech (Cgm 3712)

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Maister Liechtenawers Kunstbuech
Cgm 3712, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Munich, Germany
First page, fol. 1r
Date 1556
Place of origin Augsburg, Germany
Language(s) Early New High German
Scribe(s) David Lienhart Sollinger (?)
Illustrator(s) Unknown
Material Paper, with a leather binding
Size 84 folia
Format Double-sided; one illustration per
side, with text below
Script Bastarda
External data Museum catalong listing
Treatise scans Microfilm scans

Maister Liechtenawers Kunstbuech ("Master Liechtenauer's Art Book", Cgm 3712) is a German fencing manual created in 1556,[1] possibly by David Lienhart Sollinger. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich, Germany. This manuscript has two main parts. The first half (ff 1r - 88v) is an anthology of treatises by various famous and influential masters of the Liechtenauer tradition, such as Martin Huntfeltz and Andre Liegniczer. The second half (ff 91r - 211v) is primarily a copy of Jörg Wilhalm Hutter's extensive treatise from the 1520s, probably sourced from the current Cgm 3711, as well as an assortment of uncaptioned devices from unknown sources.



Folio Section
1r - 23v Gloss of Liechtenauer's Bloßfechten by Pseudo-Peter von Danzig
25r - 28v Armored fencing by Martin Huntfeltz (attributed to Jud Lew)
28v - 31r Armored grappling by Martin Huntfeltz (attributed to Jud Lew)
21v - 37v Armored fencing by Andre Liegniczer (attributed to Martin Huntfeltz)
38r - 42v Grappling by Ott Jud
43r - 51v Mounted fencing by Jud Lew
53r - 65r Messer by Johannes Lecküchner (fragment; attributed to Johannes Liechtenauer)
65r - 66r,
89r - 91r
Bloßfechten by Johannes Liechtenauer (fragments)
66r - 88v Multiweapon treatise by Jobst von Württemberg (Sp?)
91r - 95v Longsword by Nicolaüs Augsburger
97r - 136r Longsword by Jörg Wilhalm Hutter
138r - 155v Mounted fencing by Jörg Wilhalm Hutter
156r - 195v Armored fencing by Jörg Wilhalm Hutter
196r - 209v, 212r Illustrations of sword and buckler
210r Illustrations of longshield
210v - 211r Illustrations of a duel between a Man and a Woman
211v Illustration of navaja


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  1. Internally dated on folio 95v