"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, quarter-leather, 359pp.
Text and maps are generally good with scattered foxing and toning. Covers are bumped and stained with the previous owner's signature in the front endpapers.