Auction 165, Lot 783

First Edition in Excellent Condition

"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 x 7.8 inches
12.7 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: A

Internally one of the nicest examples we have seen. Condition code is for the maps and text, which are very clean and bright with only occasional faint scattered foxing. The hinges are starting, the spine is chipped, and the covers are soiled and stained.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 11/15/2017