The following are corrections and changes to Renaissance Swordsmanship: The Illustrated Use of Rapiers and Cut and Thrust Swords, First Edition.

p. 4, paragraph 2, "understanding" should be "misunderstanding"

p. 4 - paragraph 2, sentence 3, remove "the" from "the two-handed swords"

p. 4 - paragraph 4, remove extraneous single " quotation mark from before "brawls"

p. 11 - paragraph 4, sentence 3, change "do things a heavier blade cannot" to "things other blades cannot"

p. 11 - final paragraph, change "the dueling weapon" to "the dueling weapon"

p. 13 - to end of continued first para, add: This is essentially the idea of "stessa tempo" (single time), a counter-attacking rather than a parry/riposte action.

p. 14 - paragraph 4, sentence 2, "slighly" should be "slightly"

p. 15 - last sentence in footnote #15 belongs at end of footnote 316

p. 16 - footnote #21, change "had", to "would have"

p. 16 - footnote #23, change all mentions of "rapier" to "cut & thrust sword"

p. 16 - footnote #24, change "swordplay" to "swordsmanship"

p. 17 - paragraph 3, sentence 3, add "such as" before "(the colichemarde...)"

p. 17 - paragraph 1, last sentence, change "as small-swords" to "as small swords" without hyphen

p. 18 - paragraph 7, sentence 3, change "learning the offence" to "learning offence",

p. 19 - paragraph 1, change Domingo to Dominico

p. 23 - paragraph 1, add to armor vs. cut & thrust caption, "They continued to use partial plate up into the mid 1600's, and a c&t blade was still ideal for stabbing into its gaps."

p. 23 - paragraph 2, remove "(pas dane)"

p. 23 - last sentence, "defeating" should be "deflecting"

p. 24 - to end of paragraph 5/6 "stronger cuts" add "or stabbing attacks".

p. 27 - footnote #4 on cut & thrust swords, add: "(fingering the ricasso is not really effective or necessary when mounted)" and "particularly" before "while riding"

p. 32 - first caption, "they could also be used" should read "they could also be"

p. 41 - fourth caption, second sentence, "It bent to far" should read If bent too far.

p. 50 - first caption, last sentence add: "with" before "the hilt", and change "with" to "using" before "the length".

p. 53 - final caption, last sentence, add "specialized" before "theatrics"

p. 56 - end of first para, add: "Technically, a dagger was typically a flat, double-edged knife blade. Whereas, a poniard was a triangular or square shaped thrust-only weapon, usually with a more elaborate hilt."

p. 57 - The illustration of the correct grip of a parrying dagger should show the side-ring facing downwards so as to protect the fingers and not the thumb.

p. 60 - last para, last sentence, add "however" before "a point has"

p. 66 - second caption, after 'The rapier fight," add: "although still very much circular,"

p. 67 - first caption, change "sidestepping" to "sidestep".

p. 71 - under saber hilt/grip picture add to start of caption: "The modern sport saber has little if any resemblance to cut & thrust blades of the renaissance."

p. 73 - last caption, first sentence, change "stabbing and slicing" to "stabbing to slicing"

p. 76 - paragraph 2, before last sentence "The parries and..." insert new starting words: "Also of importance is that"...

p. 81 - first caption, sentence six reads: "or discovers it too late, and responds accordingly" should read "or discover it too late to respond accordingly"

p. 87 - 2nd paragraph, end sentence reads "The body's weight may also be brought down on your opponent's elbow", should correctly read as "The body's weight may also be brought down on the blow."

p. 88 - first sentence, "cut and thrusts" should be "cuts and thrusts"

p. 114 - paragraph 1, sentence 2, after "they did" add "in"

p. 120 - paragraph 2, sentence 1, add: "after" between "can be"

p. 120 - paragraph 2, sentence 1, "in single combat" to end

p. 123 - at top after last sentence add: "It must be determined whether some illustrations are from actual period works or were imagined by later artists."

p. 123 - at bottom add to start: "While some period drawings are superbly detailed, others are not quite so."

p. 123 - last paragraph, final sentence, after 'The figures" add "in many illustrations"

p. 123 - paragraph 1, sentence 2, add "always" after "cannot"

p. 124 - at top, after "sword" in "sword, and, finally" add: "by 19th century duelists,"

p. 126 - change Joachim Meyer date in caption from 1600 to 1570

p. 127 - last paragraph, first sentence, remove "it" from "it is still"

p. 131 - paragraph 2, "everyday life" should be "in everyday life"

p. 133 - final paragraph, last sentence, "is is" should be "it is"

p. 141 - add an asterisk to "George Silver" for significant works

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