Manuscript Handling Session at the V&A

Visit the V&A with us to see and handle original editions of ten Historical Fencing texts

A Private Session with Original Manuscripts

We will have a private session in the V&A library, led by an expert from the museum, to view and handle ten historical fencing texts, including works by Meyer, Marozzo and Thibault.

When

The session will run from 14:00 to 16:00 on Monday 26th September

Where

At the Victoria and Albert Museum. Exact details of when are where to turn will be emailed out to guests nearer the time, as the museum is closed on Mondays.

Cost

There will be a £15 fee per person for members to attend.

List of texts

  1. Achille Marozzo – Opera noua de Achille Marozzo bolognese, mastro generale de larte de larmi.
  2. Camillo Agrippa – Trattato Di Scientia d’Arme, con vn Dialogo di Filosofia di Camillo Aggrippa Milanese
  3. Francesco Ferdinando Alfieri – La scherma
  4. Joachim Meyer – Gründtliche Beschreibung der freyen ritterlichen vnnd adelichen Kunst des Fechtens, in allerley gebreuchlichen Wehren, mit vil schönen vnd nützlichen Figuren gezieret vnd fürgestellet. Durch Ioachim Meyer, Freyfechter zů Straßburg.
  5. Giacomo di Grassi – Ragione di adoprar sicvramente l’arme si da offesa, come da difesa : con un trattato dell’inganno & con un modo di essercitarsi da se stesso, per acquistare forza, giudicio, & prestezza
  6. Marco Docciolini – Trattato in materia di scherma.
  7. Salvator Fabris -Sienza e pratica d’arme
  8. Gérard Thibault – Academie de l’espée
  9. Alessandro Senese – Il vero maneggio di spada
  10. Sir William Hope – Hope’s new method of fencing, or, The true and solid art of fighting with the back-sword, sheering-sword, small-sword, and sword and pistol

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