Der Königsegger Codex : die Fechthandschrift des Hauses Königsegg

Title:
Der Königsegger Codex : die Fechthandschrift des Hauses Königsegg
Library:
Private Collection of the Graf zu Koenigsegg-Aulendorf
Language:
German, German (schwaebisch) , Middle High German
City:
Germany
Shelf Mark:
Handschrift O3 (Codex Hs. XIX 17-3 Königsegg)
Alternate Names:
The Königsegg Fencing Codex
Origin:
county of southeastern Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)
Dimensions:
73 paper folios - 310 x 230 mm.
Date Description:
between 1455 and 1458
Author:
(Fencing master) Hans Talhoffer, ca. 1420-ca. 1490
Content:
Story of the training in fencing of Junker (squire) Lutold III (aka Liutold or Leutold) von Königsegg (ca. 1446-1473), who is believed to have commissioned the manuscript --
Hand:
Bastarda for most of the text and captions -- the text in the banner on fol.2r is in textura --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
114 pen drawings colored in water color -- representation of single combat using various weapons, or no weapons at all -- some on horseback -- horses -- armor -- in one sequence of scenes, a combatant is killed and then put in a coffin --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Hesburgh Library General Collection GV 1145 .T35 2010 v.1 and v.2
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Photographic color reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Publication Date:
2010
Place of Publication:
Mainz am Rhein (Germany)
Publisher:
Verlag Philipp von Zabern
Printer:
Philipp von Zabern
Notes:
Commentary volume is in German -- Transcription of the original text, with modern German translation on pp. 22-32 -- information on weapons and armour --
Type of Text:
didactic, secular, treatise on hand-to-hand combat, use of weapons