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Auction 185, Lot 784

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

4.9 x 7.8 inches
12.4 x 19.8 cm
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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. Full leather, 358 pages.


Condition: B+

Maps and text are mostly clean and bright with light scattered foxing. Hinges are starting and covers are scuffed and worn.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/17/2021