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Petter's Clear Education in the Magnificent Art of Wrestling

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This translation contains all the "explications" of the plates in Petter's original. We hope to be able to add a translation of the introduction at some point and to scan the images from the book; the images are most excellent.

Author: Nicolaes Petter
Published: 1674, Holland
Weapons covered: wrestling
Translated from Dutch into English by Remko Prevo, 2000.

We would like to thank Mr. Prevo for his work in translating this book.

Use of this work is freely granted subject to the conditions of this Creative Commons Licence.

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There is now another translation of Petter, which does include the illustrations. The translation differs slightly from the version shown here.

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