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Of elementary treatises on all the principal subjects of the law.

The special features of these books are as follows:

1. A succinct statement of leading principles in black-letter type.
2. A more extended commentary, elucidating the principles.
3. Notes and authorities.

Published in regular octavo form, and sold at the uniform price of

$3.75 per volume, including delivery.

Bound in American Law Buckram.

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1 Norton on Bills and Notes. (4th Ed.)
2 Clark on Criminal Law. (2d Ed.)
3. Shipman on Common-Law Pleading. (2d Ed.)
4. Clark on Contracts. (3d Ed.)
5 Black on Constitutional Law. (31 Ed.)
6 Fetter on Equity.
7 Clark on Criminal Procedure.
8. Tiffany on Sales. (2d Ed)
9. Glenn on International Law.
10. Jaggard on Torts. (2 vols.)
11. Black on Interpretation of Laws. (2d Ed.)
12. Hale on Bailments and Carriers.
13.

Smith on Elementary Law.
14. Hale on Damages. (2d Ed.)
15. Hopkins on Real Property.
16. Hale on Torts.
17. Tiffany on Persons and Domestic Relations. (20 Ed.)
18. Croswell on Executors and Administrators.
19. Clark on Corporations. (2d Ed.)
20. George on Partnership.
21. Shipman on Equity Pleading.
22. Mchelvey on Evidence. (20 Ed.)

Barrows on Negligence.
24. Hughes on Admiralty.
25. Eaton on Equity.
26. Tiffany on Principal and Agent.
27.

Gardner on Wills.
28. Vance on Insurance.
29. Ingersoll on Public Corporations.
30. Hughes on Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure. (2d Ea.)
31. Childs on Surety and Guaranty.
32. Costigan on American Mining Law.
33. Wilson on International Law.
34. Gilmore on Partnership.
35. Black on Judicial Precedents.
36. Tiffany on Banks and Banking.
37. Cooley on Municipal Corporations.
38.

Burdick on Real Property.

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PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.

In This edition a good deal of new matter has been added, many changes in arrangement have been made, and chapters 1, 3, 4, 7, and 10 have been partly rewritten. Many cases reported since the first edition, especially on mooted points, have been cited in the notes.

It has been deemed advisable to print in an appendix the proposed Sales Act, recommended by the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, which has already been enacted in several states, and which bids fair, like the Negotiable Instruments Law, to be adopted generally. The act, like the English Sale of Goods Act, on which it is based, is in the main declaratory of the law, and is valuable as furnishing statements of rules which, for the most part, are of universal application. To a great extent, the statement of rules and principles in the black-letter text has been made to conform to the language of the Sales Act. References to the appropriate sections are made in the notes, care being taken to point out changes proposed, or effected in states which have adopted the act. For purposes of comparison, the English Sale of Goods Act also has been printed in the appendix, and frequent references to it are made in the notes.

F. B. T. St. Paul, Oct. 1, 1907.

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The object of this handbook is to present concisely the general principles of the law of the sale of personal property. The arrangement is in the main that of Benjamin. The statement of rules and principles in the black-letter text has to a considerable extent, though with many modifications, necessitated by the differences between the American and English law, or by other reasons, been taken from the English Sale of Goods Bill, as drafted by his Honor, Judge Chalmers, and published together with his invaluable notes under the title of "The Sale of Goods.” This bill, which was purely a codifying measure, has since been substantially enacted as “An act for codifying the law relating to the sale of goods” (56 & 57 Vict. c. 71; February 20, 1894). The writer has made frequent use both of the notes of Judge Chalmers and of the text of Benjamin on Sales. The references to Benjamin are to the sections as found in the sixth (now seventh] American edition, of Messrs. Edmund H. and Samuel C. Bennett.

F. B. T.

St. Paul, June 1, 1895.

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