Auction 149, Lot 756

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

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1852 (dated)


Color: Black & White

5 x 7.7 inches
12.7 x 19.6 cm

This is the second edition with an 1852 publication date on the title page. 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. Full calf, 12vo, 359pp.


Condition: B+

A very clean example of this book with some occasional light scattered foxing. Covers and spine show moderate wear with a few small stains and bumped edges, and the top portion of the spine is partially detached.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/21/2014