Sunday, December 5, 2010

From a trip to the museum this year

I went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art this autumn. I spent some time in the armory, and found that they had a copy of Agrippa's manual on display.

"MANUSCRIPT FOR A FIGHTING BOOK c. 1553 Brown Ink & pen, brown wash on paper. France or Italy. This is an incomplete manuscript of Camillo Agrippa's Tratto di Scientia d'Arme con un Dialgo di Filosofia (published in Rome 1553), one of the most influential printed Renaissance treatises on personal armed combat."

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