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Revision as of 21:02, 12 February 2017

Talhoffer Fechtbuch
MS 26.236, Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, New York

MS 26.236 left.png
MS 26.236 right.png
Date early 16th cenury
Language(s) Early New High German
Author(s) Hans Talhoffer
Scribe(s) Unknown
Size 151 folia (?)
Format Double-sided; one illustration
per side, with text above
Script Bastarda (?)
Exemplar(s) MS Chart.A.558 (1443)
External data Museum catalog entry

The MS 26.236 was copied in the early 16th century from the MS Chart.A.558, a German fencing manual created by Hans Talhoffer in 1443.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY.


The known provenance of the MS 26.236 is:[1]

  • Copied from the MS Chart.A.558 in the early 16th century by an unknown scribe.
  • before 1926 – acquired by Miss Marguerite Keasbey (donated New York, 1926).
  • 1926-present – held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


As the MS 26.236 is not available for study, this table is from the archetype.

2r - 4v Long sword, by Hans Talhoffer
5r - 17r Ueber die Erhaltung des Sieges by Johannes Hartlieb
18r - 20v Bloßfechten, by Johannes Liechtenauer
21av - 23r Roßfechten, by Johannes Liechtenauer
24v - 48r Longshield, by Hans Talhoffer
48v Kampffechten, by Johannes Liechtenauer
49r - 72r Armored fencing, by Hans Talhoffer
72v - 76v Poleaxe, by Hans Talhoffer
81r - 101v Dagger, by Hans Talhoffer
109v - 114v Wrestling, by Ott Jud
116v - 132v Wrestling, by Hans Talhoffer
141r - 148v Anonymous war book


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Copyright and License Summary

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Transcription Index:Talhoffer Fechtbuch (MS 26.236)