Auction 139, Lot 784

"The American Lawyer, and Business-Man's Form Book…", Beadle, D. W.

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1851 (published)


Color: Black & White

5 x 7.8 inches
12.7 x 19.8 cm

This is the rare first edition with 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 it includes some mid-western state maps with early county development, Louisiana and 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. 8vo, quarter leather over pictorial paper boards, 359pp.


Condition: B

The pages are tight and have some light damp staining and occasional foxing. The spine has perished but the boards are still mostly intact and the covers are bumped and worn.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $125

Closed on 2/15/2012