New York: Phelps & Fanning, 1851. First. hardcover. And a Map and Seal for Each State in the Union. 32 double-page maps including one of the United States, text Illus. 359pp. + one page of publisher's reviews of the book. 12mo, contemporary calf, crudely rebacked in 19th century brown leather with original leather label, edges of covers worn, covers rubbed, light dampstain, not affecting maps, some light foxing to text and margins of maps. New York: Phelps & Fanning, 1851. First Edition. very good(-).
The first half of the book is made up of forms and instructions on United States' laws and the second half has explanations of specific laws of each state. Topics include mortgages, deeds, debts, contracts, real estate leases, wills, marriage, and business partnerships. The state section includes the rights of married women and usury laws. The maps include state counties, cities and towns. The state maps include California and Texas.