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The Self-taught Conveyancer or Farmers' and Mechanics' Guide: Being a Compilation from the most approved authorities, of the various instruments of writing, which are found necessary in the common concerns of the Farmer, Mechanic and man of business
P. Hardt, York, Pa 1819 - Title page continued: "arranged in so clear and concise a manner, that the most ignorant may with ease, by referring to it, execute bonds, leases, deeds, indentures, notes, articles, of agreement, &c. without application to an attorney Gentleman of the Bar . . . And to be had of Shaeffer and Maund, Baltimore." iv, 91 p.: forms; 18 cm. Original calf spine with plain brown paper over boards. Early American Imprints (Shaw & Shoemaker), 49395. The printer, Peter Hardt, was active as a printer in both English and German in York, Pa., in the late 1810s and was briefly the owner of the York Recorder (1818-1819). Illustrating the evolution in papermaking at this time, in printing this book he was using paper from multiple sources, some signatures printed on laid paper and others on wove. A scarce and interesting example of printing in York, Pa. in the early 19th century. In Very Good+ Condition: boards are very rubbed and slightly soiled; ink marks on title page; creasing to some upper page corners; pages are browning, but clean and tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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