A Pennsylvanian His Own Lawyer A Gentleman of the Bar. The Pocket Companion; Or, Every Man His Own Lawyer: Containing a Variety of Precedents, Laid Down in So Plain a Manner, That the Farmer, Mechanic, Apprentice, Or School Boy, Can Draw Any Instrument of Writing Without the Assistance of an Atorney. Prefaced with Twelve Pages of Scrip, Intended as a Copy for Those Persons Who Wish to Improve Their Hand Writing at Leisure Hours at Home Without the Instructions of a Teacher. To Which is Added, The Art of Penmanship. Philadelphia: Printed and Published by S. Roberts, 1822. 88 pp. Main text parallel to spine. Pp. 5-12 printed in script. Octavo (7" x 4"). Quarter sheep over plain-paper boards. Rubbing to boards and extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, front board and free endpaper detached. Light browning and foxing to text, light edgewear to a few leaves. $50. * Seventh edition, one of two issues. This popular formbook for laymen was first published in 1818. Later editions and adaptions were published into the 1840s. There is another issue of the seventh edition with a 47-page guide to penmanship. (Both issues have identical title pages mentioning this guide, which is a source of confusion today.) Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8120.
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