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Auction 151, Lot 762

"The American Lawyer, and Business-Man's Form-Book; Containing Forms and Instructions...", Beadle, D. W.

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1855 (published)


Color: Black & White

4.7 x 7.6 inches
11.9 x 19.3 cm

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. Full calf with red leather label and gilt title on spine, 8vo, 360pp. Double-page maps are printed on two sheets.


Condition: B+

The maps are mostly near fine with an occasional spot of foxing. The text is lightly foxed and tight. The covers and spine are lightly worn and stained.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/19/2014