"The American Lawyer, and Business-Man's Form Book…", Beadle, D. W.
Subject: Miscellaneous Books
Period: 1852 (dated)
Color: Black & White
5 x 7.8 inches
12.7 x 19.8 cm
This is the second edition which carries the first edition copyright date on the title page, but is dated 1852 on its cover. It contains numerous double-page maps, each printed on a separate page. The map "Utah New Mexico and California" shows a huge Gold Region with important rivers named including the Feather and American. There are numerous other state maps, mostly from east of the Mississippi River, but also Louisiana, a nice Texas. The map of the United States shows Oregon Territory, a large Nebraska Territory (encompassing present-day Montana, Wyoming and Colorado), and an extremely large Indian Territory. Pictorial paper boards, 8vo, half-leather, 359pp. A most uncommon issue, complete and in good condition. We find no difference between the 1851 and this 1852 edition in text, maps or page count.
There is even foxing throughout but the paper is sound and not brittle. Binding is tight and the covers and spine have a little rubbing and a few spots.