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, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing, a few faint stains to boards, chip to head of spine, corners bumped, hinges cracked, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning, light foxing to portions of text, clean tears to leaves A2-3 not affecting legibility, light soiling, moderate edgewear, faint early owner stamp (Thomas G. Furber) and illegible later owner signature (dated 1842) to title page, later owner inscription (John M. Furber/ Newington, Jany 3rd 1832) to its verso. $300. * 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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