First Edition of a Scarce Maryland Formbook [Formbook]. [Maryland]. The New American Clerk's Magazine, And Complete Practical Conveyancer. Containing the Most Useful and Necessary Precedents in Conveyancing, As Settled and Approved by the Most Eminent Conveyancers; With Observations and References to the Laws, &c. With a Variety of Other Useful Instruments of Writing: The Whole of Which Are Adapted to the Use of the Citizens of the United States, And More Particularly to Those of the State of Maryland; With Necessary Instructions and Forms of Precedents for the Use of Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, Coroners and Constables, And of Matters Which Relate to the Duties of Executors and Administrators in the Settlement of the Estates of Deceased Persons; Also of Guardians, &c. The Whole Selected From the Laws, and Draughts of Actual Practice. Hagers-town, [Maryland]: Jacob D. Dietrick, 1806. iv, 527, 67 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to spine and extremities, corners bumped, early owner inscription (Charles M. Calley, dated 1806) to front pastedown. Lmight browning, light foxing in places, fold lines to corners of several leaves. $125. * First edition. With an interesting subscriber list that includes names from various towns and counties in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and a few names from New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. This popular formbook went through several later editions in Maryland and Virginia. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8051.
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