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Le combat de seul a seul en camp clos .
Paris, chez Abell' Angelier, 1608. 4°, old stiff vellum (warped), horizontal manuscript lettering on spine. Large woodcut printer's device on title page. Numerous woodcut initials, variously 3, 4, 5 and 6 lines high. Woodcut headpieces and tailpiece. Some creasing on opening leaves. Some minor soiling. (6 ll.), 271 pp. Errors in pagination: p. 29, 118, 121, 163, 180, 181 numbered 26, 18, 21 upside down, 193, 160, 161 respectively. *** FIRST EDITION. Discusses such interesting aspects of dueling as whether bastards are allowed to duel, the layout of the field, types of challenges and rights of the victor. The last section describes more generally proper behavior for a gentleman.*** Levi & Gelli p. 137. Thimm pp. 27-8: "Traité de duel renfermant des details sur les pratiques du combat singulier." Brunet III, 710: without collation. Kelso, English Gentleman 507. Goldsmith L82. NUC: MH. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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