Paschen 1661 - book or pdf

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Paschen 1661 - book or pdf

Postby Reinier » 12 Aug 2014 21:15

I have translated the 1661 edition of Paschen’s “Short though clear description treating of fencing on the thrust and cut”. This translation, which includes some comparison with the 1666 edition, is now available as a free download here

However, if you want this very interesting work as a book, or if you want to support me a little for all the work
I have been putting out there, you can buy this book here, which includes the same translation and comparison, but also includes the plates of the 1661 edition (which I already made available for free on my website), and further contains my translation of Henning’s 1658 treatise “Short though thorough Instruction in Cut-fencing” (also already available online).

This will likely be the last translation I am putting out there for free for a while. With my new work situation, and a few larger translation projects in the pipelines, I do not expect I will be able to present much more work like this in the coming time. However, I do expect to be able to present some further, more professional book projects in the coming months!
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Re: Paschen 1661 - book or pdf

Postby MEversbergII » 13 Aug 2014 14:51

Thank you for your contribution! Though rapier is not presently on my "interestoscope", I may pick up a copy when school stop strangling my wallet for a little bit.

Paschen / Pascha is an interesting fellow for sure; his grappling system is distinctive (anyone feel like making a book of it?), and I'd love to see what he has to say on Musket.

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Re: Paschen 1661 - book or pdf

Postby Bulot » 14 Aug 2014 22:17

Thanks a lot Reinier, it's a great work.
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