The Man of Business, or, Every Man's Law Book : showing how to execute properly all deeds and writings obligatory, with approved forms and precedents suited to every class of cases according to modern practice : interspersed with legal advice, useful statistics, tables for reference, improving anecdotes, scientific suggestions, &c. &c. : the whole intended to form a book of convenient reference and a safe guide to all classes in the community, whether public officers, or private citizens
New Salem, North Carolina: 1833. Two volumes. 440, 418 pp. Volume I has a New Salem, NC imprint. Volume 2 has a Greensborough, NC imprint. Volume 2 is lacking pages at the rear (see pic), complete text ends on p. 418.
An unusual and early North Carolina compilation of legal advice and form documents, comprised of the twelve monthly numbers which make up Volume 1. Benjamin Swaim, a North Carolina attorney, published and edited this curious legal compendium, whose stated purpose was to "show how to draw and execute properly all deeds and writings obligatory; such for instance as conveyances, mortgages, trusts, conditional sales, wills, leases, covenants." Swaim published a total of twenty-four numbers (two volumes) of the work. Issue number four contains the text of the United States Constitution. A most unusual North Carolina practical legal advisor. COHEN 8225. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 26998. Item #100114