Jeremias Schemels - Confectbuch von Abrichtung der Pfe- 1598

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Jeremias Schemels - Confectbuch von Abrichtung der Pfe- 1598

Postby Berki András » 10 Oct 2013 09:23

Hi folks,

here is a long (and beautiful) book on horses, with a good amount of armoured fencing between folios 89′–113′ (whether it is Lichtenauer or not, I don't know) with some very-very intresting swords. Oh my gosh, look at those crossguards and pommels!

Sieben und vierzig Stück des Kampfes zu Fuss
89r: http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?pointer=182&dir=mss%2F1-6-3-aug-2f

And after this some fighting from horseback (unfortunately the text is very hard to read because of the fold).
114v: http://diglib.hab.de/wdb.php?dir=mss/1-6-3-aug-2f&pointer=233

Enjoy!

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Re: Jeremias Schemels - Confectbuch von Abrichtung der Pfe-

Postby Alex Kiermayer » 10 Oct 2013 13:08

What a great find! This seems to be a compilation of many allready known sources (Grisone, Jörg Wilhalm, Tournament books, etc.) into one compendium, including some things I haven`t seen before.


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Re: Jeremias Schemels - Confectbuch von Abrichtung der Pfe-

Postby Michael Chidester » 10 Oct 2013 15:49

Very cool, how did you track this one down? I'll have to look at this one in more depth this weekend.
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Re: Jeremias Schemels - Confectbuch von Abrichtung der Pfe-

Postby Michael Chidester » 10 Oct 2013 16:46

Alex is obviously correct about the connection to Wilhalm, but it's interesting that the art doesn't quite match any extant copy. The text is a match, so it isn't mediated by Paulus Hector Mair or by Wilhalm's sketchbook (which Mair used). Other than the sketchbook, the only versions that have the spiky furniture on the hilt are the Augsburg and the Munich, and both have details that set them apart from this guy. So it raises the possibility that yet another copy of Wilhalm exists (though simple artistic license is also a possibility).
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Postby andreasm » 11 Oct 2013 00:38

Hello András,

thanks for sharing the link.
I already worked with that manual (the footfight part) a few years back but only with black/whit microfilm.

To give you some more infos, there are at least three volumes from Schemel each one with two books.
There are a second one hold in Wolfenbüttel and one in Vienna.
Must look in my paper for exaxt description.

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Postby John OConnor » 11 Oct 2013 03:52

Thanks András,

It is a good link. The Armored on foot follows Jörg Wilhalm illustrations.

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Postby Berki András » 11 Oct 2013 06:10

Hi!

It's good to know that it's a Wilhalm variant. I'll look into the other books of this guy!

Tracking this down was plain luck, my girlfreind was looking for some riding manuals, and show this one to me, as I'm truly not into horses I just flipped it through and found the fencing part, which is much better than horses, less fur more steel! :)

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Re: Jeremias Schemels - Confectbuch von Abrichtung der Pfe-

Postby andreasm » 17 Oct 2013 21:11

More about Jeremias Schemel,

had a look at my papers:

In 2008 i worked on his books. So i can tell you there are three of them.
- the one is linked now ( http://diglib.hab.de/mss/1-6-3-aug-2f/start.htm )
- a second on in the same library in the Blankenburg collection (Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, 5 Blankenburg)
- a third one in Austria (Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 5247)

i have a rough transkrition of the part about fighting on foot from one of them but not published.

Hope you have fun with it

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