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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.
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Bound in American Law Buckram.
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1 Norton on Bills and Notes. (4th Ed.)
Smith on Elementary Law.
Barrows on Negligence.
Gardner on Wills.
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.
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.