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Auction 156, Lot 817

"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
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This is the uncommon first edition with 31 double-page maps (including a duplicate of "Utah New Mexico and California") and 1 single-page map. 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, as well as nice maps of Louisiana and Texas. The map of the United States shows Oregon Territory, a large Nebraska Territory (encompassing present-day Montana, Wyoming and Colorado), Minnesota Territory, and a large Indian Territory. Full calf with red leather label and gilt title on spine, 8vo, 359 pp.


Condition: B+

The maps and text are near fine with an occasional spot of foxing. Covers are moderately worn with a few stains and are starting to separate from the spine.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/17/2016