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Joachim Meyers Fechtbuch (MS Bibl. 2465)
|Joachim Meyers Fechtbuch|
|MS Bibl. 2465, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Scribe(s)||Joachim Meyer (?)|
|Patron||Georg Johann Ⅰ, Count Palatine of Veldenz|
|Material||Paper, in a leather binding|
|Size||112 folia (290 mm × 200 mm)|
|Format||Double-sided; text with scattered illustrations|
The MS Bibl. 2465 is a German fencing manual created by Joachim Meyer in 1561. The original currently rests in the holdings of Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich, Germany. This manuscript, which may be Meyer's earliest work, was created for Georg Johann Ⅰ, Count Palatine of Veldenz. It contains lessons on the use of the sword, dussack, rapier, dagger, and polearms, all of which would also be covered in the substantially larger book he would publish in 1570, Gründtliche Beschreibung der Kunst des Fechtens; unlike that book, this manuscript also treats armored fencing.
Until recently, this manuscript was believed to be lost, but its location by Olivier Dupuis was announced in June 2021. The relationship between the teachings in this manuscript and Meyer's later works has yet to be determined.
|Ⅱr - Ⅳv||Dedication by Joachim Meyer|
|1r - 21v||Long sword by Joachim Meyer|
|22r - 48r||Dussack by Joachim Meyer|
|48r - 66v||Side sword by Joachim Meyer|
|67r - 75v||Dagger by Joachim Meyer|
|78r - 100v||Polearms by Joachim Meyer|
|101r - 112v||Armored fencing by Joachim Meyer|
|Ⅴr - Ⅹv||Table of contents by Joachim Meyer|
- Dupuis, Olivier. "A new manuscript of Joachim Meyer (1561)". Acta Periodica Duellatorum 9(1), 2021. doi:10.36950/apd-2021-004
- Dated on folio Ⅳv.
- According to the dedication on folio Ⅲr.
- Jens P. Kleinau. "1561 Joachim Meyer dedicated a fencing book to the Pfalzgrafen of Pfalz-Veldenz". Hans Talhoffer ~ as seen by Jens P. Kleinau. 04 July 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
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