Early Poughkeepsie Formbook [Potter, Paraclete (1784-1848), Compiler]. The Clerk's Assistant. Revised and Greatly Improved. By a Gentleman of the Bar. Poughkeepsie: Published by Paraclete Potter, 1814. , 357 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, lettering piece, blind fillets to boards and spine. Inkstains, Some rubbing and a few scuffs, chipping to edges of lettering piece, light wear to board edges, corners bumped, front joint starting, hinges cracked but secure. Corner lacking from a leaf with no loss to text, light foxing, occasional inkstains. Early annotations to front free endpaper and a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. $50. * Second edition. This popular formbook for laymen was first published in 1805 and later expanded and published in 1814 as The Clerk's and Magistrate's Assistant with only minor changes in content. A bookseller, journalist and publisher, Potter edited the Poughkeepsie Journal for nearly thirty years. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8074.
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