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Auction 164, Lot 788

First Edition

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

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1851 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.1 x 7.8 inches
13 x 19.8 cm

This is the uncommon first edition with 30 double-page maps 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. Quarter calf over orange paper boards, 359 pages.


Condition: B

The maps are good to very good with light to moderate scattered foxing. Spine and covers are moderately to heavily worn with the front board starting.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 9/13/2017