Auction 153, Lot 780

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

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1851 (published)


Color: Black & White

5 x 7.8 inches
12.7 x 19.8 cm

This is the uncommon first edition with 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, and it also includes Louisiana and a nice Texas map. 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, 359 pp.


Condition: B+

Maps and text are very good with light scattered foxing. Spine is nearly perished, there are light damp stains to the covers, and the back cover is nearly detached.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/20/2015