Auction 148, Lot 820

"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 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. Pictorial paper boards, 8vo, quarter-leather, 359pp.


Condition: B

Text and maps are generally good with scattered foxing, damp stains and toning. Covers and spine are bumped and rubbed and the hinges are starting.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/19/2014