Auction 129, Lot 902

"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.


Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $190 - $240

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/23/2009