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Scientia e Prattica dell'Arme (GI.kgl.Saml.1868.4040)

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Scientia e Prattica dell'Arme
GKS 1868 kvart, Det Kongelige Bibliotek
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Title page, folio 1r
Type Fencing manual
Date 1601
Language(s) Italian
Author(s) Salvator Fabris
Illustrator(s) Unknown
Dedicated to Johan Frederik of Schleswig-Holstein-
Material Parchment
Size 3 volumes
External data Library catalog entry
Treatise scans Digital scans (Vols. 1, 2, 3)

Scientia e Prattica dell'Arme ("The Science and Practice of Arms"; GI kongelig Samling 1868 4040) is a 17th century Italian fencing manual completed in 1601 by Salvator Fabris.[1] It resides in the holdings of Det Kongelige Bibliotek in Copenhagen, Denmark. This lavish manuscript was the prototype for the rapier manual that Fabris would publish in 1606, Scienza d’Arme ("The Science of Arms").




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  1. Based on the date of the dedication on folio 3r.

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