Well-Preserved Copy of an 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 sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks and inkspots to boards, corners bumped. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, inkspots and faint dampstaining to a few leaves. $100. * 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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