London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
Some Short and Useful Reflections upon Duelling, which Should be in the hands of every Person who is liable to receive a Challenge, or an Offence. By a Christian Patriot, Dublin: Printed for the Author by C. Bentham, 1823. 12° (160 x 95mm.). Half title, engraved frontispiece, 2-pages publisher's advertisements at end. (Some very light spotting and staining.) Original decorated boards (rebacked, lightly stained).
Not in Halkett & Laing. A fascinating and impassioned treatise against duelling. At the end is inserted a leaf of favourable reviews from an "Anti-Duelling Association" publication. Tipped-in to the foot of the title a contemporary note reads: "The reader of the last two pages under the hand of [the] Antiduelling Association may perceive that no modern work has been more highly praised or is more generally useful and may be induced to cooperate in a benevolent endeavour."
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