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The Duelling Handbook, 1829

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Profoundly embedded in our cultural consciousness, the art of duelling evokes images of a dramatic past, where the laws of courtesy, civility, and honor were enforced by the end of a rapier at the first rays of dawn. In this engrossing historical record of the codes and conduct of the duel--originally written in 1829 as "The Only Approved Guide Through All the Stages of a Quarrel"—every aspect of the arcane practice is brought to fascinating light.

Offering authentic advice on such subjects as withdrawal of challenges, weapons, distance, and the fate of survivors, The Duelling Handbook also brims with vivid anecdotes recounting duels between brothers, duels between friends, and those arising from disagreements over religion, women, gambling, and other volatile standpoints. A genuine historical treasure, Hamilton's unequaled guidebook will captivate—and enlighten—a wide audience of readers, especially those intrigued by the moral and sociological issues surrounding the art of the duel.

Synopsis:

"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.

Table of Contents

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Challenges Withdrawn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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486454689
Author:
Hamilton, Joseph
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Dueling
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.5 lb

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"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.

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