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        Theil von der Ukermark

      Kupferstich entstanden unter der Leitung von Friedrich Wilhelm Streit und anderen beim Geographischen Institut Weimar 1808. 33.5x45 cm. Sect. 40. Maßst. ca. 1:175.000 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 439 - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. S. 259 - Tooley 2 IV, S. 225 - Westlich bis Neuruppin, nördlich Rheinsberg, östlich Eberswald, südlich Henningsdorf; Oranienburg und Liebenwalde und die Schorfheide im Zentrum der Karte

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Ansicht von Sidney von der S¸dseite, und der M¸ndung des Parramatta Flusses

      probably Weimar,: circa, 1808.. Single sheet, 340 x 222 mm., laid paper, featuring an engraved view of Sydney Cove, slight browning, very good. A good view of Sydney Cove closely based on the original engraving in the official publication of the Baudin voyage. It was engraved for the German edition of the Baudin account, with the original French caption slightly enhanced to read "View of Sydney from the south-side with the mouth of the Parramatta River". The French encampment is in the foreground of the picture, and several of the sailors can be seen working on repairs to their ships. To the left a small group of aborigines is testament to the close quarters in which the French bivouacked, and a reminder of why Nicolas-Martin Petit was able to create his famous suite of portraits of Port Jackson aborigines.This is quite a rare image; there is a copy in the Nan Kivell collection of the National Library of Australia. The German edition of the Baudin voyage was first published as Entdeckungsreise nach Australien (Weimar, 1808-1819).Bonnemains, Forsyth & Smith, 16063.2 (original French engraving); First Views of Australia, 65 (original French engraving).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem. With Ballads and Lyrical Pieces

      London - Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A large and handsome copy of Walter Scott's long narrative historical poem. Eighth Edition. With Ballads and Lyrical Pieces, Songs, and Ballads from the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. 168 pages of copious notes to the rear. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Duff Gordon to front pastedown. Sir William Duff-Gordon, 2nd Baronet (8 April 1772 8 March 1823), known as William Gordon until 1815, was a Scottish politician. Crested bookplate of Margaret Scrimgeour to rear pastedown. Scott's intention was to depict'the customs and manners which anciently prevailed on the Borders of England and Scotland. . . the inhabitants living in a state partly pastoral and partly warlike, and combining habits of constant depredation with the influence of a rude spririt of chivalry'. The Lay was an immediate publishing phenomenon, bringing Scott instant fame. There were six editions within three years, with sales rising to 27,000 copies within a decade, unparalleled figures for poetry. In the first instance of Scott's impact upon tourism in Scotland, the description of the moonlit Melrose Abbey (Canto II, stanza 1) brought a stream of sightseers to the ruined Abbey and led to it becoming a popular subject with nineteenth-century painters. The poem's fans included even the Prime Minister, William Pitt, who recited passages from the poem at his dinner table. (walterscottlib)Condition: Rebacked in calf with original spine and boards. Externally very attractive, despite some rubbing to the older leather. The hinges have been reinforced, however, the rear is slightly strained a few pages in. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are intermittently bright and browned, but generally clean, just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Painting from an Etruscan vase [Pl. XLIII]

      [Paris: P.Didot l'Ainé for Dubois Maisonneuve, 1808-1810]. Hand-coloured line engraving by A. Clener, on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some water stains in the top corners. 12 3/4 x 30 inches. 22 3/8 x 31 1/2 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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