Thorough Records from a Nineteenth-Century Missouri Court [Manuscript]. [Docket Book]. [Missouri, c.1880]. 289 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, gilt fillets to boards, gilt-edged raised bands and gilt title to spine (reading "Record"), marbled edges. Light rubbing, a few scuffs and nicks, some soiling to boards, illegible signature to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped, rear joint and front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, front endleaf lacking, fragment of court calendar dated 1880 affixed to rear pastedown. Text in single elegant hand to approximately 250 pages, mostly in black ink with some entries in purple ink or pencil. $650. * Record book of proceedings in an unspecified Missouri court in the late nineteenth century. Thorough entries cover a wide range of topics, from real estate transactions to a husband's liability for slander uttered by a wife. A mostly typical and occasionally exciting example of a record book of the period.
Book number 72569