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Author: Saviolo, Vincentio.
Title: Vincentio Sauiolo his practise. In two bookes. The first intreating of the vse of the rapier and dagger. The second, of honor and honorable quarrels. Both interlaced with sundrie pleasant discourses, not vnfit for all gentlemen and captaines that professe armes.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: Vincentio Sauiolo his practise. In two bookes. The first intreating of the vse of the rapier and dagger. The second, of honor and honorable quarrels. Both interlaced with sundrie pleasant discourses, not vnfit for all gentlemen and captaines that professe armes.
Saviolo, Vincentio., Muzio, Girolamo, 1496-1576.

At London: Printed [by Thomas Scarlet and Joan Orwin] for William Mattes, and are to be solde at his shop in Fleetestreete, at the signe of the hand and Plough, 1595.
Alternate titles: Vincentio Saviolo his practise Of honor and honorable quarrels. Vincentio Saviolo his practise.
Notes:
Printers' names from STC.
Signatures: A-I4 (-I1, +[fleuron]-3[fleuron]4) K-Z4 2A-2G4 [par.]2 2H-2M4.
The first leaf and the last leaf are blank.
"Of honor and honorable quarrels" has separate title page with imprint "London, printed by Iohn VVolfe. 1594"; register is continuous. It is largely a translation of: Muzio, Girolamo. Il duello.
Another issue, with cancel title page, of the edition with imprint "London printed by John Wolfe. 1595" but actually printed by Thomas Scarlet (STC 21788). The cancel title is printed by Joan Orwin (STC).
Quires [fleuron]-3[fleuron] are indented to cancel I1, but the latter is often present.
Leaqf 21 misnumbered 17.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Fencing -- Early works to 1800.
Duelling -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A11541.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE MY singular good Lord, Robert Earle of Essex and Ewe, Viscount Here∣ford, Lord Ferrers of Chartley, Bourghchier and Louain, Master of the Queenes Maiesties horse, Knight of the most noble order of the Garter, and one of her Highnesse most honorable Priuie Councell.
TO THE READER.
VINCENTIO SAVIOLO HIS PRACTISE.
THE FIRST DAYES Discourse, concerning the Rapier and Dagger.
THE SECOND DAYES Discourse, of Rapier and Dagger.
THE THYRDE DAYES Discourse, of Rapier and Dagger.
THE FOVRTH DAYES Discourse, of single Rapier. Entreating how a lefte handed man, shall plaie with one that is right handed.
The lefte handes Warde at Rapier and Dagger.
title page
THE PREFACE.
A DISCOVRSE OF SINGLE COM∣BATS: WITH SOME NECES∣sarie considerations of the causes for which they are vn∣der-taken.
A Discourse most necessarie for all Gentlemen that haue in regarde their honors touching the giuing and receiuing of the Lie, where∣vpon the Duello & the Combats in diuers sortes doth insue, & ma∣ny other inconueniences, for lack only of the true knowledge of ho∣nor, and the contrarie: & the right vnderstanding of wordes, which heere is plainly set downe, begin∣ning thus.
A RVLE AND ORDER concerning the Challenger and Defender.
What the reason is, that the partie vnto whom the lie is giuen, ought to become Challenger: and of the nature of Lies.
Of the manner and diuersitie of Lies.
Of Lies certaine.
Of conditionall Lyes.
Of the Lye in generall.
Of the Lye in particular.
Of foolish Lyes.
part
A conclusion touching the Chal∣lenger and the Defender, and of the wresting and returning back of the lye, or De∣mentie.
Of iniuries rewarded or doubled.
That straightwaies vpon the Lye, you must not take armes.
Of the forme of Cartels, or Letters of Defiance.
Of the manner of sending of Cartels.
After the defie it is not lawfull that the one Gentleman should offend the other, but in the steccata, which is the place of Combat.
When one doth call another for an offence done vnto him by a third person.
What is to be done if question rise vpon the quarrell, or vpon the person of the Challenger.
Whether the subiecte ought to obey his Soueraigne, being by him forbidden to Combat.
How Gentlemen ought to accept of any Quarrell, in such man∣ner that they may combat lawfully.
OF INIVRIE, OF the Charge, and of the shame.
For what causes Combats ought to bee graunted.
That men should not fight with∣out weapons of de∣fence
Of the time for Duello.
Of accidents that happen in the Combat.
If Gentlemen beeing in the Lists may repent them of the Combat.
Whether Gentlemen may in the Listes chaunge theyr Quarrell.
Who is not to be admitted to the proofe of Armes.
Touching those that doe not an∣swere, or doe not appeare in the field.
What is to be doone vpon the al∣leadging of any impediment, for not appearing in the fielde.
In how many cases a man may ouercome in the Lists.
Touching accidents that happen to the victorie of the Lists.
The diuersitie of olde and new cu∣stomes concerning the vanquished.
Touching the vanquished, and of the restoring of Honor.
Whether one once ouercome and afterward being vanquisher, may challenge ano∣ther.
After the challenge, for some cau∣ses the Combate may bee refused.
Of the inequalitie of noble men, and cheefely of commaun∣ding Lords.
Of the inequalitie of priuate Noblemen.
With what persons a Knight ought to enter Combate, and with what he ought not.
Touching the appointing of Champions.
part
Of the Duello or Combat.
Touching the satisfaction that ought to be made twixt Knights.
We are not to follow the opinion of the vulgare.
Of satisfactions in generall.
Of satisfaction of iniurye by deedes.
Of the contradicting certaine vul∣gare opinions or matters of satisfaction.
Of satisfaction to bee made vpon iniurye by deeds.
Of satisfaction to bee made vpon iniurye by word.
That it is no shame to giue ano∣ther satisfaction.
Satisfaction done to one in Bur∣gundie, by death for his insolencie.
Satisfaction vnto one that was tre∣cherouslye hurt.
A peace made betwixt two noble men, by the Archduke Charles, Sonne to the Emperour Maximilian.
A dangerous Satisfaction between two Gentlemen, one called the Bianchi, and the other Neri, whereof issued great harmes.
The nobility of Women.