Printed by Isaiah Thomas Freeman, Samuel [1743-1831]. A Valuable Assistant to Every Man: Or, The American Clerk's Magazine. Containing the Most Useful and Necessary Forms of Writings, Which Commonly Occur Between Man and Man, Under the Names of Acquittances, Agreements, Assignments, Awards, Bargains, Bills, Bonds, Complaints, Conveyances, Covenants, Deeds, Feoffments, Fine and Recovery, Gifts, And Grants, Indentures, Leases, Lease and Release, Letters of Attorney, Mortgages, Notes, Pleas, Petitions, Receipts, Releases, Sales, Surrenders, Wills, Writs and Declarations, &c. And Other Instruments. The Whole of Which are Calculated for the Use of the Citizens of the United States. And are Conformable to Law. Revised, Enlarged, And Much Improved. Published According to Act of Congress. Boston: Printed by I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1797. iv, , -297,  pp. Includes a one-page list of legal manuals published by Thomas and Andrews. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing, a few minor stains to boards, small chip to head of spine, corners bumped, hinges starting, some offsetting, creases and edgewear to endleaves. Light browning to interior, negligible faint dampstaining and light foxing in a few places. $450. * Third edition. Freeman was clerk of courts, a register of probate and a probate judge in Massachusetts. Thomas [1749-1831] was an important early Massachusetts printer, newspaper publisher and author. He was also the founder of the American Antiquarian Society. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8013.
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