Every 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 M'Carty and Davis, 1821. 108 pp. Main text parallel to spine. Pp. 3-27 printed in script with blank versos. Octavo (7" x 4"). Quarter sheep over patterned paper boards. Light rubbing and a few small nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, rear joint starting at head, light wear to board edges and corners, which are bumped, hinges cracked, free endpapers loosening slightly but secure. Light browning and foxing to text, occasional faint dampstaining. $100. * Fifth edition. This popular formbook for laymen was first published in 1818. Later editions and adaptations were published into the 1840s. OCLC locates 7 copies of the fifth edition, 2 in law libraries (Yale, University of Pennsylvania). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8119.
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