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Auction 159, Lot 766

"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
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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. Quarter calf over paper boards, 8vo, 360pp. Double-page maps are printed on two sheets.


Condition: B+

Condition code is for the maps which are generally very good with occasional scattered foxing. Text is also very good with scattered foxing. Covers are heavily damp stained and nearly detached. Spine has nearly perished, making the text block somewhat loose.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/14/2016