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Auction 142, Lot 786

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

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1855 (published)


Color: Black & White

5 x 7.5 inches
12.7 x 19.1 cm
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This later edition was "revised and enlarged" from the original 1851 edition. It contains 33 double-page maps, including one of the United States and 32 state maps. Most of the state maps are from east of the Mississippi River, but the book also features maps of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, and an updated map of California. The map of the United States shows a large Nebraska Territory (encompassing present-day Montana, Wyoming and Colorado), and Kansas, Indian, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and Washington territories. Quarter calf over paper boards, 8vo, 384pp. This edition has an additional 25 pages from the 1851 edition, with revised maps. Double-page maps are printed on two sheets.


Condition: B+

Text and maps are clean and bright. Covers and spine are bumped and rubbed and the hinges are starting. There are a few pencil notations in the front endpapers.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/28/2012