Fechtbücher

Manuscripts

The following list is based on the manuscript catalogue (Handschriftenkatalog = HK) that Hans-Peter Hils has compiled for his book "Meister Johann Liechtenauers Kunst des langen Schwertes". Listed are German fencing manuals (Fechtbücher) from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is complemented by recent insight and additional manuscripts that were unknown to Hils at the time. These don't carry a number in the column "HK" (Handschriftenkatalog/manuscript catalogue). The sorting follows the depository alphabetically. Locations and library numbers are adjusted as far as they were changed since Hils' publication. A second column ("Beck") displays the numbering taken from "Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriften des Mittelalters, Band 4/2, Lieferung 1/2: 38. Fecht- und Ringbücher", Verlag C.H. Beck München. Each description of the manuscripts begins with the numeral "38."; the book is divided in 10 sections, and each section contains the descriptions of the single volumes. The numbering shown here starts after the leading "38." The column "Time" can only provide a rough reference point about the time of origin since a number of manuscripts were bound together from various individual parts with an inconsitent dating (for instance HK 2, 6, etc.).

HK

Beck

Author

Location

No.

Time

1 8.1 Anton Rast Augsburg, Stadtarchiv Schätze 82 Reichsstadt 1553
2 9.1 Anonymous (»Codex Wallerstein«, »Baumanns Fechtbuch«) Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Colour images | b/w images | Transcription | Publication I | Publication II
Cod.I.6.4o.2 ca. 1470/ middle of 15th cent.
3 8.2 Anonymous Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Colour images
Cod.I.6.2o.4 1545
5   Jude Lew Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Transcription A | Transcription B
Cod.I.6.4o.3 ca. 1450
6 1.1 Sigmund Schninig (= Ringeck) Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Colour images | Transcription A | Transcription B part 1 | Transcription B part 2
Cod.I.6.2o.5 1539/ 1552
7 3.1 Hans Talhoffer (copy of 26) Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
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Cod.I.6.2o.1 before 1561
8 7.3 Jörg Wilhalm Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Colour images | Transcription
Cod.I.6.4o.5 1522
9 7.2 Jörg Wilhalm Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Colour images | Transcription
Cod.I.6.2o.3 1522
10 7.1 Jörg Wilhalm/ Lienhart Sollinger Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Colour images | Transcription
Cod.I.6.2o.2 1523/ 1564
11 3.2 Hans Talhoffer Berlin, Kuperstichkabinett der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Transcription
78 A 15 before 1459
12 9.3 Anonymous Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Colour images
Transcripion 1 | Transcription 2
Libr. pict. A 83 after 1500
  5.1 Paulus Kal Bologna, Universitätsbibliothek
Edition
Ms. 1825 between 1458 and 1467
13   Albrecht Dürer (copy of 45) Breslau, Universitätsbibliothek (missing) Cod. 1246 ca. 1600-1620
    Hans Talhoffer Coburg, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Transcription
Hz.014. 18th cent.
15 8.3 Paulus Hector Mair Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek
Colour images C.93 | Partial transcription | Colour images C.94 | Partial transcription
Mscr. Dresd. C.93/94 after 1542
16   Sigmund Ringeck Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek
Colour images | Transcriptions A| Publications A B C
Mscr. Dresd. C 487 beginning of 16th cent. (?)
17 9.4 Ludwig (VI.) von Eyb zum Hartenstein Erlangen, Universitätsbibliothek
Transcription
B 26 1500
  1.2 Anonymous Glasgow Museums, R. L. Scott Collection
Transcription | Partial transcription (PDF)
E.1939.65.341 1508
4 9.5 Gregor Erhart Glasgow Museums, R. L. Scott Collection (formerly Augsburg, Universitätsbibliothek) E.1939.65.354 (formerly Cod.I.6.4o.4) 1533
18   Hans Talhoffer (copy of 20 & 35) Göttingen, Niedersächische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Philos. 61 late 17th cent.
  9.6 Fabian von Auerswald Göttingen, Niedersächische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek
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2o Cod. Ms. philos. 62 2nd half 16th cent.
19 5.2 Paulus Kal (copy of 32) Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek Schloß Friedenstein
Edition
Ms. Chart. B1021 1542
20 3.3 Hans Talhoffer Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek Schloß Friedenstein
PDF| Publication |Transcription
Ms. Chart. A558 1443/ 1448
22 9.7 Hans Czynner Graz, Universitätsbibliothek
Colour images | Publication
Ms. 963 1538
24   Johannes Lecküchner Heidelberg, Universitätsbibliothek
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Cod. Pal. Germ. 430 1478
    Hans Talhoffer (copy of 20 & 35) Kassel, Landesbibliothek
Colour images
2° Ms. iurid. 29 17th century?
    Hans Wilhelm Schöffer von Dietz Kassel, Landesbibliothek
Colour images Part 1 | Part 2
4° Ms. Math. 038 1569
    Anonymous Kassel, Landesbibliothek
Colour images
2o Ms. Math. 7 before 1686
25   Anonymous Köln, Historisches Archiv
b/w images | Transcriptions A (PDF) B | Publication A B
Best. 7020 (formerly W* 150) ca. 1500
26 3.6 Hans Talhoffer Königseggwald, Gräfliches Schloß
Transcription | Publication
Hs. XIX, 17-3 middle of 15th cent.
27 3.4 Hans Talhoffer Kopenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek
Colour images | Commented transcription
Thott 290 2o 1459
28 2.2 Anonymous (»Gladiatoria«) Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellonska
Colour images | b/w images | Transcription | Publication | Facsimile
Ms. Germ. Quart. 16 before 1450
29 1.3
4.1
Anonymous (»Goliath«) Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellonska
Colour images | Transcription
Ms. Germ. Quart. 2020 1510-1520
30 9.8 Anonymous Leeds, Royal Armouries Museum
Colour images | Transcription + English translation | Publication
I.33 (British Museum No. 14 E iii, No. 20 D. vi.) early 14th cent.
    Joachim Meyer Lund, Universitetsbibliotek
PDF colour
Gym, Meyer [msc. A.4:0 2] ca. 1560
31   Hugo Wittenwiler München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Images b/w | Transcription
Cgm 558 ca. 1470
32 5.3 Paulus Kal München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Colour images | Transcription + German translation | Publication | Edition
Cgm 1507 ca. 1460
33 6.1 Johannes Lecküchner München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Colour images | Transcription | Partial Translation
Cgm 582 1482
34   Paulus Hector Mair München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Colour images part I, part II
Cod. icon. 393 ca. 1542
35 3.6 Hans Talhoffer München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Colour images | Transcription + Engl. translation | Publications A B C D E
Cod. icon 394a 1467
36   Hans Talhoffer (copy of 35) München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Cod. icon 394 1820
37   Hans Talhoffer (copy of 20) München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Cod. icon 395 ca. 1820
38 7.4 Jörg Wilhalm München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Colour images | Partial transcription
Cgm 3711 1522/23
39 7.5 Jörg Wilhalm München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
b/w images
Cgm 3712 1556
21/
23
2.1 Anonymous (»Gladiatoria«) New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Center for British Art (formerly Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek Schloß Friedenstein; 1958, 1963 and 1964 sold at auction as single leaves (Hs. 'T') in Heidelberg)
Colour images | Transcription
MS U860.F46 1450 (formerly Ms. membr. II 109) ca. 1450
    Hans Talhoffer (copy of 20) New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art 26.236 17th cent.
40 1.6 Hans Entner Nürnberg (missing) Fragment early 16th cent.
41 1.4 Anonymous Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Transcription A | Transcription B | Transcription + Engl. translation (PDF)
Cod. ms. 3227a 1389
14 2.3
6.2
Anonymous Paris, Musée National du Moyen Age (ehem. Donaueschingen, Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek) CL23842
(formerly Cod. 862)
ca. 1500
42 9.9 Anonymous/Peter von Danzig Rom, Biblioteca dell'Academia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana
Transcription + German translation | Transcription B | Publication
44 A 8 (Cod. 1449) 1452
    Joachim Meyer Rostock, Universitätsbibliothek Mss. var. 82  
  9.10 Anonymous (»Hugold Behr's Fechtbuch«) Rostock, Universitätsbibliothek Mss. var. 83  
43   Hans von Speyer Salzburg, Universitätsbibliothek
Transcription | Partial transcription 1 | Partial transcription 2
M.I.29 1491
  3.7 Anonymous (»Solothurner Fechtbuch«) Zentralbibliothek Solothurn
b/w images | Edition
S554 15th cent.
  9.2 Anonymous Towson, Maryland, Amberger Collection
Transcription
  ca. 1540
44   Hans Folz Weimar, Nationale Forschungs- und Gedenkstätten der klassischen Deutschen Literatur in Weimar – Zentralbibliothek der deutschen Klassik
Transcription
Q 566 ca. 1480
45 9.11 Albrecht Dürer Wien, Albertina (Graphische Sammulung)
b/w images (PDF)
Hs. 26-232 1512
46 2.4 Anonymous (»Gladiatoria«) Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Transcription
KK 5013 (P 5013) 1430
47 1.5
4.2
6.3
Peter Falkner Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Transcription + German translation | Publication
KK 5012 (P 5012) late 15th cent.
48 5.4 Paulus Kal Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum (incomplete copy of 32)
Edition
KK 5126 (P 5026) late 15th cent.
49 3.8 Hans Talhoffer (»Ambraser Codex«) Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum (incomplete copy or workshop copy of 26)
Publication
KK 5342 (Cod. Nr. 55 Ambras) middle of 15th cent.
  9.12 Konrad Kyeser, Fiore dei Liberi Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. 5278 1420-30, 2nd part older
50 2.5 Anonymous Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. Vindob. B 11093 15th cent.
51 8.4 Paulus Hector Mair Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
b/w images | Partial transcription 1 | Partial transcription 2 (PDF) | Partial transcription 3
Cod. Vindob. 10825/6 after 1542
52 3.9 Hans Talhoffer (copy of 35) Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod Vindob. Ser. Nov. 2978 16th cent.
    Anonymous Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Cod. 10799 1623
53 2.6 Anonymous Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August-Bibliothek
Colour images | Transcription
Cod Guelf. 78.2 Aug. 2o 15th cent.
54 9.13 Anonymous Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August-Bibliothek
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Cod Guelf. 83.4 Aug. 8o (Hils: Cod Guelf. 83.4 Aug. 4o) 1591
55   Hans Talhoffer (copy of 18) Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August-Bibliothek
Colour images | Transcription
Cod. Guelf. 125.16 Extrav. late 17th cent.
    Anonymous Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August-Bibliothek
Transcription
Cod. Guelf. 1074 Novi 16th cent.
    Lienhart Sollinger Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August-Bibliothek
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Cod. Guelf. 38.21 Aug. 2° 16th cent.