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Auction 195, Lot 843

"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

4.7 x 7.3 inches
11.9 x 18.5 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 Nebraska), and Kansas, Indian, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and Washington territories. Hardbound in quarter calf over stiff paper boards with gilt title on the spine. 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+

Contents are mostly bright with occasional minor foxing, soiling and toning. There are small faint dampstains in the first 50 pages and last 25 pages, only mildly impacting the U.S. map in the top right corner. Front hinge is starting. Covers are soiled and worn.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $55

Closed on 11/15/2023