About the Collection
The Raymond J. Lord Collection is a digital archive of historical combat treatises and fencing manuals dating primarily from the Renaissance. These resources are provided free of charge to the public in order to aid both scholars and practitioners in their research.
Within the Collection you will find a list of currently available items. These are arranged chronologically with author, title and date. Each entry is a link to a PDF document which you may download or view in your browser (depending on your browser configuration). Many items are large (10MB or more) so they may take some time to download.
You may redistribute items from the Collection as long as they remain unaltered and you do not profit from their redistribution.