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Duelling Handbook 1829

ISBN-10: 0486454681
ISBN-13: 9780486454689
Edition: 2007
Authors: Joseph Hamilton
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Description: "The Only Approved Guide Through All the Stages of a Quarrel," this 1829 manual offered advice on everything from withdrawal of challenges to weapons. Its dramatic anecdotes recount duels between friends and brothers, as well as those arising from  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.46" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

"The Only Approved Guide Through All the Stages of a Quarrel," this 1829 manual offered advice on everything from withdrawal of challenges to weapons. Its dramatic anecdotes recount duels between friends and brothers, as well as those arising from disagreements over religion, women, gambling, and other volatile subjects.

Dedication
The Point of Honour
Testimonials from Prince, Nobleman, Clergyman, Officer, and Author
The Royal Code of Honor
Some Short and Useful Reflections upon Duelling
The Court of Honor Circular
Brief Anecdotes of Duelling
Royal and Viceregal Quarrels
Danger of Being Seconds, or By-standers
Successful Interference
Imprudence of Friends and Relatives
Trifling Causes of Quarrel
Quarrels Arising from Mistakes
Duels between Brothers
Duels between Friends
Quarrelsome Persons
Tricks and Stratagems
Responsibility of the Press
Responsibility of the Bar
Responsibility of Public Functionaries
Quarrels about Ladies
Influence of Woman
Quarrels about Religion
Appeals to the Laws
Recognizance to Keep the Peace
Gambling Quarrels
Obsolete Regulations
The Irish Duellist
Notes and Cases
Apologies
Fate of Survivors
Disobedient Principals
Challenges Withdrawn
Refusing to Fire at an Injured Challenger
Alternate Firing
A Snap is as Good as a Shot
Drawing Blood or Firing in the Air
Disuse of the Horsewhip
Deciding Elections by a Shot
Danger of Publicity
Diminishing the Mark
Distance
Slighted Challenges
Surgeons in Attendance
Jokes and Horse Play
Season and Weather
One Second
Pistols
Double Duels
Written Statements
Generosity of Combatants
Courage
Boasters
Court of Chivalry
Anti-Duellists

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