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Auction 157, Lot 767

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

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1858 (published)


Color: Black & White

5 x 7.5 inches
12.7 x 19.1 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 a greatly 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. Quarter calf over paper boards, 8vo, 384pp. An uncommon issue, complete and in good condition. This edition has an additional 15 pages from the 1851 edition, with revised maps. Double-page maps are printed on two sheets.


Condition: B

Moderate toning, occasional foxing, and a faint damp stain in the top blank margin of the last 50 pages of the book. Covers are lightly soiled with bumped edges.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/4/2016