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A treatise?

Postby admin » 24 Apr 2006 11:53

DOYLE, Alexander.
'Neu alamodische ritterliche Pecht- und Schirm-Kunst, ... mit 60 ... Figuren, etc. '
Nürnberg und Franckfurt, 1715.
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Postby Paul » 24 Apr 2006 12:57

Interesting to see the author refer to "knightly fighting and fencing arts" in 1715!

Where can one find the book? I suppose a single look at the figures would indicate whether it's worth it or not.

Btw, I thought "Doyle" was an English name?
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Postby admin » 24 Apr 2006 12:58

Doyle is an Irish name, which is odd (considering it's in German), as you noticed.

This work is at the British Library - I'll have to order it next time I'm up there.

Steve Hick notes that the Pecht is probably wrongly transcribed from Fecht, as you seem to have realised.
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Postby Paul » 24 Apr 2006 13:00

If I can be of any assistance with any translations, I'd be glad to help. :)
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Postby admin » 24 Apr 2006 17:08

Matt Galas has confirmed that he's seen this and that it's a smallsword treatise - Doyle was apparently an Irishman teaching French smallsword at the German court :lol:.
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Postby MugginsToadwort » 25 Apr 2006 14:07

admin wrote:Matt Galas has confirmed that he's seen this and that it's a smallsword treatise - Doyle was apparently an Irishman teaching French smallsword at the German court :lol:.


That must have been a sight to see!
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