Giganti Remastered?

I know, I know. I said the previous update to Scola, overo teatro would be the final update. However…

Recently I was creating handouts for class and was annoyed at the quality of the illustrations after printing. Thankfully, last year KU Leuven began making digitized copies of works in the Corble Collection available online. This is one of the finest collections of fencing and duelling treatises in the world and, among other treasures, it contains some very nicely preserved copies of both the 1606 and 1628 printings of Giganti’s Scola, overo teatro. As the university considers all digitized copies of works in their holdings published prior to 1900 to be public domain, I decided to retouch Giganti’s illustrations using these scans.

Old and fuzzy Figure 40
New, improved, and printer-friendly Figure 40

I’ve added the “remastered” versions to the translation, which will greatly increase the quality when printing your own copy of the book or creating handouts. You can grab the latest PDF from the Translations page. I’ve also separately bundled the full resolution retouched illustrations and made them available for download here. If you’d like to have a look at the originals, they’re in the Corble Collection along with many, many other fun things you can dive into.

I am releasing all this under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, but if you find it useful or otherwise enjoyable, please consider supporting my sixth annual Extra Life fundraiser. The day is approaching quickly, and every contribution is helpful and appreciated.

Sixth Annual Extra Life Fundraiser

Every year I raise funds for the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children as part of an event called Extra Life, which connects video and tabletop game enthusiasts with their local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, ending in a 24-hour gaming marathon. Since 2008, Extra Life events have raised over $100 million USD!

This is my sixth year of participating in Extra Life, and beginning at 9:30 PM EDT on November 4 I will be livestreaming my marathon, leading with the 1998 psychological horror game Sanitarium.

There are a number of ways you can help me.

  • Please consider making a donation! Every bit helps, and all donations are tax-deductible.
  • Share this post and my fundraising page with any friends and family you think would be interested!
  • Watch my streams on Tuesdays! In the leadup to my marathon I am doing a series of fundraising streams Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 PM EDT.
  • Drop by during my marathon! 24 hours is a long time to stay awake and alert. I’d love if you came by to watch and say hello!

Please reach out if you have questions!