Quincy, Ill. C.M. Woods... 1850. pp v, 294. Original full calf [front hinge starting, slightly cocked] with morocco spine label [rubbed]. Light to moderate foxing, some corners turned, some ink spotting in last several leaves. Good+.
This scarce work prints commonly-used forms for commercial transactions, and explanatory text. One such form is for the bond required to be posted by free Negroes entering Illinois. "Asbury studied law with Orville H. Browning and was a well-known attorney in Quincy. He was registrar of the land office at Quincy at the time this volume was published." Byrd. Supplementing Byrd, Tanner notes that "The May 3, 1850, Quincy Herald and Argus took notice of this work and stated that it was issued by the press of C.M. Woods."
FIRST EDITION. Byrd 1518 . OCLC 9512638 . BEAL 8345 . Not in Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Eberstadt, Soliday, Decker. Item #21645