1794 Clerk's Manual [Spencer, Thomas, Editor]. The New Vade Mecum; or Young Clerk's Magazine: Digested and Improved to Correspond with the Laws of the State of New-York in Particular, and the United States in General: Containing a Variety of the Most Useful Precedents, Adapted to Almost Every Transaction in Life; Such as Articles of Agreement, Awards, Bonds, Conditions, Recognizances, Letters and Warrants of Attorney, Covenants, Releases, Indentures, Charter-Parties, Copartnerships, Bargain, and sales, Gifts, Grants, Exchanges, Leases, Mortgages, Assignments, Defeasances, Surrenders, Uses, Trusts, Conveyances by Lease and Release, Feoffments, Jointures, Marriage Settlements, Wills and Codicils, Levying of Fines, &c. &c. &c. To Which is Added a Collection of Forms of Writs, &c. Most Common in Use in the Supreme Court of the State of New-York. Lansingburgh: Printed by Silvester Tiffany for Tho's Spencer, 1794. 346 pp. (pp. 289-336 incorrectly numbered pp. 299-346). 12mo. (6" x 4"). Contemporary calf. Rubbing to board edges and joints, chipping to corners, minor worming to spine and pastedowns, hinges cracked but secure. Early bookplate to front pastedown. Some dampstaining and foxing, interior otherwise clean. A sound copy. $75. * First edition. The preface states that this manual is based on the British Young Clerk's Magazine with modifications for American use. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8002.
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