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 3-3/4"). Contemporary mottled sheep, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few scuffs and nicks to boards, which are slightly bowed, adhesive residue to corners of front board, faint dampstain to upper corner of rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities, chip to head of spine, small wormhole to head of front joint, rear joint starting at head, corners bumped, early ownership signature (of Ambrose Hall) to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing and faint soiling, staining, faint dampstaining to preliminaries. $250. * Third edition. Freeman was clerk of courts, a register of probate and a probate judge in Massachusetts. A popular and durable work, his formbook for clerks went through seven editions between 1794 and 1814. 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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