Book #79240
Item #79240 The New Vade Mecum, Or Young Clerk's Magazine Digested and Improved. Thomas Spencer.
The New Vade Mecum, Or Young Clerk's Magazine Digested and Improved...
The New Vade Mecum, Or Young Clerk's Magazine Digested and Improved...

The New Vade Mecum, Or Young Clerk's Magazine Digested and Improved...

1794 New York Legal Manual [Spencer, Thomas (1752-1840)]. The New Vade Mecum; or Young Clerk's Magazine: Digested and Improved to Correspond with the Laws of the State of New-York in Particular, and the United States in General: Containing a Variety of the Most Useful Precedents, Adapted to Almost Every Transaction in Life; Such as Articles of Agreement, Awards, Bonds, Conditions, Recognizances, Letters and Warrants of Attorney, Covenants, Releases, Indentures, Charter-Parties, Copartnerships, Bargain, And Sales. Gifts, Grants, Exchanges, Leases, Mortgages, Assignments, Defeafances, Surrenders, Uses, Trusts, Conveyances by Lease and Release, Feoffments, Jointures, Marriage Saettlements, Wills and Codicils, Levying of Fines, &c. &c. &c. To Which is Added a Collection of Forms of Writs, &c. Most Common in Use in the Supreme Court of the State of New-York. Lansingburgh: Printed by Silvester Tiffany for Tho's Spencer, 1794. 346 pp. (pp. 289-336 incorrectly numbered pp. 299-346). Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary sheep. Moderate rubbing, some nicks and scratches to boards, which are slightly bowed, rubbing to joints, chipping to spine ends, corners bumped and worn, hinges cracked, front free endpaper near-detached and edgeworn, later bookplate (of Augusta Franklin Bradford) and owner annotation (Presented to Mrs. Penelope J. Allen May- 16- 1927) to front pastedown, which is loosening slightly. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, occasional staining to upper outside corner and fore-edge, faint marginal dampstaining in a few places, clean tear to bottom-edge of leaf M5 (pp. 153-154) affecting text without loss to legibility, early owner signature (of Rice Coffey) to title page. $200. * First edition. An American manual derived from The Young Clerk's Magazine; Or English Law Repository that covers all areas relevant to a New York practitioner during the Federal period. The book's first owner may have been Rice Coffee [1766-1823], born in Virginia and later living in Tennessee. Augusta Franklin Bradford [1865-1942] was a Chattanooga librarian and head of the Chattanooga Public Library's department of history and genealogy; Penelope Johnson Allen [1886-1945] was a historian and genealogy columnist for the Chattanooga Times. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8002.

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