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La Scientia della Spada (MS KB.73.J.38)

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La Scientia della Spada
MS KB.73.J.38, Koninklijke Bibliotheek
The Hague, Netherlands

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Also known as Dichiaratione per intendere le ragioni
sopra le quali é fondata la scientia
della spada
Type Fencing manual
Date before 1609
Language(s) Italian
Author(s) Salvator Fabris
Illustrator(s) Unknown
Material Paper
Size 150 folia (191 mm × 146 mm)
Format Double-sided; text with scattered
Exemplar(s) Scienza d’Arme
Previously kept Sir Maurice of the Palatinate
Identified Matt Galas
External data Library catalog entry

La Scientia della Spada ("The Science of the Sword", MS KB.73.J.38) is a 17th century Italian fencing manual written some time before 1609.[citation needed] It resides in the holdings of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek in The Hague, Netherlands. It seems to be either an early draft or an abridged copy of Salvator Fabris' 1606 treatise Scienza d’Arme ("The Science of Arms").



1r - 150v Rapier by Salvator Fabris


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Transcription Reinier van Noort Index:La Scientia della Spada (MS KB.73.J.38)

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