Augusta: Peter Edes & Son, 1805. Octavo (20.5cm.); removed; 23,,viiipp.; text printed on pale blue stock except for final signature. Light toning to title page (serving as upper cover), rear signature ("Appendix") nearly separated but present; Good or better overall.
Oft-reprinted address by the president of Union College, highly critical of the practice of duelling: "Who is it then that calls the duellist to the dangerous and deadly combat? Is it God? No; on the contrary he forbids it. Is it then his country? No: No; she also utters her prohibitionary voice.--Who is it then? /A man of honor/. And who is this man of honor? A man, perhaps, whose honor is a name; who prates, with polluted lips about the sacredness of character, when his own is stained with crimes, and needs but the single shade of murder to complete the dismal and sickly picture!" (p. 9). See Sabin 56035 for other editions (this one missed); SHAW & SHOEMAKER 9041.