Auction 171, Lot 772

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

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1856 (published)


Color: Black & White

4.6 x 7.4 inches
11.7 x 18.8 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 an updated map of California. The map of the United States shows a large Nebraska Territory (encompassing present-day Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska), and Kansas, Indian, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and Washington territories. Full calf, 8vo, 384 pages. This edition has an additional 25 pages from the 1851 edition, with revised maps. Double-page maps are printed on two sheets.


Condition: B

Light scattered foxing throughout with a long tear to one text page (not impacting maps), and manuscript notes on the front free-endpaper. Covers are worn and stained, hinges are starting, and there is a chip to the spine label at bottom.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/6/2019