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        Painting from an Etruscan vase [Pl. XXXIII]

      [Paris: P.Didot l'Ainé for Dubois Maisonneuve, 1808-1810]. Hand-coloured line engraving by A. Clener, on wove paper. Very good condition. 12 5/8 x 16 3/4 inches. 16 5/8 x 22 1/4 inches. A spectacularly beautiful image from a source work for the style which became known as the neo-classical revival or federal style. This plate is from an extremely scarce work titled Peintures de Vases antiques... appelés Etrusques. Using the great collections of antiquities at Malamaison, the Musée Napoleon, the Bibliothèque impériale, and the Sèvres porcelain manufactury as his source, the publisher, Dubois Maisonneuve, stated that his intention was to provide a series of plates of the highest quality illustrating the breath-taking scenes depicted by the unknown masters who decorated the Etruscan vases of antiquity. The plates were also intended as exemplars for contemporary artists, with the publisher noting that the images offered a wonderful source of inspiration: a sentiment that is still true today. Cf. Brunet II, 848; cf. Blackmer 1129

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        An Examination of the Constitutionality of the Embargo Laws

      1808. Blake, Francis. An Examination of the Constitutionality of the Embargo Laws comprising a View of the Arguments on that Question Before the Honorable John Davis, Esquire, judge of the District Court for Massachusetts, in the case of the United States vs. Brigantine William, Tried and determined, at Salem (Mass.) September term, 1808. To Which is Added the Opinion Pronounced By the Court, on the Constitutional Question, Arising in the Trial of the Case. [Worcester, MA]: Printed at Worcester by Goulding and Stow, 1808. 61 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, endpapers renewed. Toning, light foxing to a few leaves, internally clean. * Sole edition. The American merchant marine thrived during the early years of the Napoleonic wars. Remaining neutral and trading freely with Great Britain and France, who were occupied with warfare rather than commerce, American traders contributed greatly to the expansion of the U.S. economy. Beginning in 1805, however, France and Great Britain began to restrict and punish U.S. trade to their enemies. President Jefferson responded with Non-Intercourse and Embargo Acts (1807, 1809), which aimed for a restoration of free American trade through economic pressure. It had a devastating effect on the U.S. economy and was extremely unpopular in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, which had benefited the most from the maritime economy. Tried in Salem, MA, United States v. Brigantine William was, in effect, a referendum on Jefferson's embargo. The decision, reported at 28 Federal Cases 615 (D.C., D. Mass. 1808), upheld the constitutionality of the embargo laws. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11226.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Homers Odyssee, Sämmtliche Uebersetzungen der klassischen Dichter der Griechen

      Neue Verlagsbuchhandlung und Buchdruckerei, Coln [Koln, Cologne] 1808 - Series: Joh[ann] Heinr[ich] Voss. Sämmtliche Uebersetzungen der klassischen Dichter der Griechen. 2 volumes. plates. Erster Band: Erster Theil enthalt homers: Dritter Theil Homers Odyssee I. - XII. Gesang I - XII Gesang. mit kupfern. Marbled boards with hallf leather (spine and corners), pages have red edges. [4], 220 pages plus 3 plates. Zweiter Band: Viertes Theil. Enthelt: homers: Odyssee XIII. - XXIV. Gesang. [4], 206, [2] pages plus 3 plates plus 3 foldout maps. Some foxing. Nice example of fraktur script printing from the beginning of the 19th century. Please see my item 005845 for two other volume (Illias) from the same set and identical bindings.) additional scans available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        A New Map of the United States of America

      London., 1808. from the latest authorities. Size: 535 x 630 mm. Copperplate engraving in full and original wash colour. Good condition. Some discolouration along the centrefold, minor offsetting. John Cary was a London based map seller, engraver, publisher, and a maker of excellent scientific instruments and globes. This excellent map of The United States depicts all the discoveries up until that time east of The Mississippi River. The state of Georgia included the present day states of Alabama and Mississippi. Florida is divided between 'East and West'. To the North of Kentucky there is a huge land area known then only as 'The Western Territory'. Cary's map are known for their accuracy and their attention to detail. Published in Cary's 'New Universal Atlas'.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Geschichte der Urwelt. 2 Bände (vollst.)

      Oktav. Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem, farbigem Rückenschild und zeitgenössischer handschriftlicher Signatur auf unteren Rückenende. XVI, 428 [i.e. 528] S., VIII, 966 S. Gelegentlich schwach gebräunt. Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. - Romer, S. 768. - Band 2 enthält eine erschöpfende und zugleich wohl die früheste deutschsprachige Darstellung zur Paläontologie, ihrer Systematik und der Geschichte ihrer Funde. Umso erstaunlicher ist es, daß das vorliegende Werk in der entsprechenden bibliographischen wie fachgeschichtlichen Literatur mit Ausnahme von Romer nicht nachweisbar ist, gleiches gilt für Nachweise im Handel. Es muß daher als große Seltenheit der paläontologischen Literatur angesehen werden. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek Herzogs Max in Bayern (1808-1888), Vater der Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich, mit der charakteristischen handschriftlichen Signatur auf dem unteren Rückenende.Der Quedlinburger Landbaumeister und Domämeninspektor Johann Friedrich Krüger (1770-1836) begann nach seiner Frühpensionierung 1820 seine geologischen Interessen zu vertiefen. Neben dem vorliegenden Grundlagenwerk gab er u.a. das "Archiv für die neuesten Entdeckungen aus der Urwelt" (1820-1825) heraus und hinterließ eine bedeutende Petrefaktensammlung, die er in Quedlinburg u. Umgebung zusammentrug. Der Quedlinburger Landbaumeister und Domämeninspektor Johann Friedrich Krüger (1770-1836) begann nach seiner Frühpensionierung 1820 seine geologischen Interessen zu vertiefen. Neben dem vorliegenden Grundlagenwerk gab er u.a. das "Archiv für die neuesten Entdeckungen aus der Urwelt" (1820-1825) heraus und hinterließ eine bedeutende Petrefaktensammlung, die er in Quedlinburg u. Umgebung zusammentrug.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        A New Map of Part of the UNITED STATES of NORTH AMERICA,

      New Universal Atlas., 1808.. containing those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia from the latest Authorities. Copper engraving. Original colour. Expert repairs to centrefold. Very good condition. Size: 51.5 x 46 cm. (20½ x 18 inches). Clear and accurate map of the north-east of the United States, before Maine was a state- it is marked as a vague 'district' to the north. Three scales and title at lower right. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        American Law Journal. Vols. 1,3,4,6 only (1808-1817)

      1808. [Journal]. Hall, John E. [1783-1829], Editor. The American Law Journal and Miscellaneous Repertory. Philadelphia: William P. Farrand and Co., 1808, 1820, 1813, 1817. Volumes I, III, IV and VI of the six volumes published, each with a table of contents and index. Complete set, but Volume VI lacks supplement "Acts and Resolutions Passed by the Fifteenth Congress of the United States, Dec. 1817-April 1818." Octavo (5-1/4" x 8-1/4"). Volumes I, III, IV: Later pebbled cloth, gilt titles to spine, endpapers renewed. Some shelfwear, light toning and occasional light foxing to text; Volume VI: Contemporary sheep, blind frames to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few minor scuffs to boards, hinges cracked but secure, chip to front free endpaper. Toning, occasional light foxing and browning. Ex-library. Location numbers to spines, bookplates to front endleaves, stamps to preliminaries, residue from date-due sheets to rear free endpapers. Solid copies. * Includes one of the two issues of Du Ponceau's edition of Bynkershoek's Treatise on the Law of War. This was the first legal periodical published in the United States. A quarterly journal, it offered American case reports, digests of federal and state statutes, opinions of important jurists, book reviews, essays on legal questions, biographical memoirs and congressional and parliamentary debates. Truly a national publication, it published reports from as far away as Kentucky and South Carolina. Hall also included a few important legislative documents, such as veto messages. An interesting item in Volume IV is a collection of original commentaries and reprinted documents relating to the New Orleans Batture controversy. In addition to the Bynkershoek, the other volumes contain extensive extracts and translations of American, English and Continental treatises and documents. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:39. Surrency, A History of American Law Publishing 188-189.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        THE NAVIGATOR: CONTAINING DIRECTIONS FOR NAVIGATING THE MONONGAHELA, ALLEGHANY [sic], OHIO, AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS...TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF LOUISIANA, AND OF THE MISSOURI AND COLUMBIA RIVERS, AS DISCOVERED BY THE VOYAGE UNDER CAPTAINS LEWIS AND CLARK

      Pittsburgh. 1808.. [2],156pp. including twenty-eight full-page maps. 12mo. Contemporary paper boards, rebacked in modern calf. Boards worn at extremities. Some light foxing. Very good. Styled the "Sixth edition - improved and enlarged" on the titlepage, but actually only the fourth known edition, after those of 1802, 1804, and 1806. The first two editions have been found in a few copies only. Cramer's work is the first navigational guide for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, which were vitally important commercial arteries at the time. The present edition is the first to contain material regarding the Lewis and Clark expedition, found on the final ten pages of text. The Lewis and Clark material is taken from Patrick Gass' journal, which was also printed by Zadok Cramer in Pittsburgh the previous year. Included are twenty-eight woodcut maps of various sections of the rivers described. A vitally important work in helping to develop the commerce of the early United States, with a very early account of Lewis and Clark's discoveries. HOWES C855, "aa." SABIN 17385. LITERATURE OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION, pp.89-94. STREETER SALE 992.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Account of the Life and Writings of James Bruce, of Kinnaird, Esq. F.R.S. author of Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773

      Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, 1808. Book measures 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches.Weight 3.2kg. Collation, xiii[1]504pp, +4pp publishers advert for work to be printed, engraved frontis, 19 engraved plates, plus 2 large folding maps. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering. Binding in excellent condition.Internally, no loose pages, some very occasional light spotting or browning, one plate has some moderate spotting, some very minor light spotting to others, maps in very good clean condition. A very nice clean well bound copy.A70 . First Edition. Very Good Plus. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England

      nbsp;- London - J. White, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fascinating anddetailed genealogical work on the history of the British aristocracy. Alternative title: 'An Historical and Genealogical Account of the Lives, Public Employments, and Most Memorable Actions of the English Nobility who have Flourished from the Norman Conquest to the Year 1809'. 'Deduced from public records, ancient historians, the works of eminent heralds, and from other celebrated and approved authorities'. Including many folding plates of family trees, as well as many family tree diagrams in the text throughout. Armorial bookplates of Hugh Edmund Chafy to front pastedowns. There is a publisher's catalogue to the rear of volume I. Volumes II and III of three volumes. Thomas Christopher Banks (17651854) was a revered genealogist. He claimed a relationship to the Banks family of Whitley; on his mother's side, he claimed descent from the Nortons of Barbados. He studied law, and on the strength of his genealogical knowledge offered his services as an agent in cases of disputed inheritance, specialising in cases based on the weakest of claims. The Manual of the Nobility, his first publication, appeared in 1807. The same year he brought out the first volume of the Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England; a second volume followed in 1808, and a third in 1809. DNBCondition: In half mottled calf bindings with marbled boards. One hinge slightly strained. Externally smart although slightly rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Slightly age toned but withmany brighter pages, and generally clean with a few instances of light, mainlymarginal, spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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