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Author: Gheyn, Jacob de, 1565-1629.
Title: The exercise of armes for caliures, muskettes, and pikes after the ordre of his Excellence. Maurits Prince of Orange Counte of Nassau etc. Gouernour and Captaine generall. ouer Geldreland. Holland, Zeeland, Vtrecht. Overyssel. etc. Sett forthe in figures. by Iacob de Gheyn. With written instructions. for the service of all captaines and comaundours. For to shewe hereout the better vnto their jong or vntrayned souldiers the playne and perfett maner to handle these armes.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The exercise of armes for caliures, muskettes, and pikes after the ordre of his Excellence. Maurits Prince of Orange Counte of Nassau etc. Gouernour and Captaine generall. ouer Geldreland. Holland, Zeeland, Vtrecht. Overyssel. etc. Sett forthe in figures. by Iacob de Gheyn. With written instructions. for the service of all captaines and comaundours. For to shewe hereout the better vnto their jong or vntrayned souldiers the playne and perfett maner to handle these armes.
Gheyn, Jacob de, 1565-1629.

[The Hague]: They are toe bye at Amsterdam by Robert de Baudous. 1608. Printed at the Hage. With priviledge of the Emperours Matie. the King of Fraunce, and the noble and mightye Estates General of the vnited Provinces, [1608]
Alternate titles: Wapen-handelinghe van roers, musquetten, en spiessen. English Wapen-handelinghe van roers, musquetten, en spiessen. Exercise of armes for calivres, muskettes, and pikes. Maniement d'armes d'arquebuses, mousquetz, et piques.
Notes:
A translation of: Gheyn, Jacob de. Wapen-handelinghe van roers, musquetten, en spiessen.
The title page is engraved, with compartments left blank for three English pasted-on engraved labels: (1) arms of Henry, later Prince of Wales, (2) title (see next note for variant), and (3) imprint. Title page variant 1: dated 1607. Title variant 2: dated 1608, but blank spaces now engraved with the arms of Maurice, Prince of Orange (shield with bugles and lions rampant); title in French ("Maniement d'armes d'arquebuses, mousquetz, et piques"); imprint "Imprimé a Amsterdam chez Robert de Badous .."; Latin dedication to Maurice ("Illustrissimo principi, maximo duci, Mauritio Nassauio .."), ending with "On les vend' ausi a Amsterdam chez H. Laurens". Variant 3: like variant 2, but lacking the words "On les vend' ..".
Pasted-on title label variant 1: lacks the line "They are toe bye ..".
This edition has nine leaves of English letterpress: dedication is on pi1; preface is on ([three stars])1; A-B1 contain directions for the caliver; A-B1 (signed in italic) contain directions for the musket; a-b1 [c]1 contain directions for the pike.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Arms and armor -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A01673.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE PRINCE.
TO THOSE THAT LOVE THE EXERCISE OF ARMES WISSHETH IACOB DE GHEYN HEALTH and prosperitie.
part
SHORTE INSTRVC∣TION VPONTHE CONTREFAIC TINGES, TOVCHING THE RIGHT VSE OF CALIVERS, for the yonge or inexpert Shot, vvhich instruction by Cypher letters is agreeing or an∣svvering orderly vvith every picture. And because here to are ioyned some pictures of standing still for sentenels, to shevv hovv the souldier in tyme of need (readie vvith his pee∣ce) shall stand, there fore doe the vvritinges also there of agree vvith every figure or picture, according his number.
CORTE ONDERVVYSINGHE OP DE FIGVERLIICKE AFBEELDINGHE, BELANGHENDE t'rechte ghebruyck des Roers, voor de jonghe ofte onervarene Schutten, vvelcke onder∣rechtingh by syfer ghetal op elcke figure vervolghens is corresponderende. Ende alsoo noch eenighe stilstaende figuren tot Schiltvvachten hier zijn by gheuoecht, om te vvy∣sen hoe den Soldaet in tijt van noot (met zijn Roer al ghereet zijnde) staen sal, soo ac∣corderen oock de schriften hier van, op elcke figure achtervolghens hun ghetal.
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SHORTE INSTRVC∣TION FOR THE FIGVRES; SO MVCH AS CONCERNETH THE RIGHT VSE OF MVS∣kett for the yonge or inexpert Souldier, vvhich instruction doth orderly agree vvith the Cypher letters of eche figure. And because there be some figures of stilstandinghe postures here after annexed, as found fitt for sentinels to vse, to shevv hovv a souldier in tyme of neede shall stand readie vvith his Musket in the Musket rest, therefore are the sayd instruc∣tions follovving appropriated to euery figure according to theyr number.
CORTE ONDERRECHTINGHE OP DE FIGVERLIICKE AFBEELDINGHE, SOO VEEL AEN∣gaet het recht ghebruyck vant Musquet, voor de jonghe ofte onervaren Soldaten, vvelc∣ke onderrechting by sijfer ghetal op elcke figure vervolghens is corresponderende. Ende alsoo noch eenighe stilstaende figueren tot schiltvvachten hier achter aen gevoecht zijn, om te vvijsen hoe den Soldaet in tijt van noot met zijn Musquet inde furquet liggende, al ghereet ende verdich staen sal, soo accorderen oock de schriften van dese, op elcke fi∣gure vervolghens hun ghetal.
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BRIEF INSTRVC∣TION VPON THE CONTREFAIC TINGES, CONCERNING THE RIGHT VSE, OF ALL vvhat a Souldier needeth to knovv in handling of the Pike, for the yonge or vntrayned Souldier, vvhich instruction agreeth by nomber vvith every figure in order.
WITH PRIVILEDGE OF THE EMPEROVRS MATYE. THE FRENCH KINGES, AND THE LORDS ESTATES of the Vnited Provinces &c.
A remembrance for the Bookebindere.
CORTE ONDER VVYSINGHE OP DE FIGVERLIICKE AFBEELDINGHE, BELANGHENDE t'recht ghebruyck, van al t'ghene een Soldaet int handelen vande Spies noodich is, voor dejonghe ofte onervaren Soldaten, vvclcke ondervvijsinghe by'tghetal op elcke figure vervolghens is corresponderende.
MET PREVILEGIE VANDE KEY: MA: DEN KONINC VAN VRANCRIICK, EN DE E. M. HEEREN Staten Generael der Vereenichde Nederlanden.
TOT MEMORIE VANDFN BOECK-BINDER.
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