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OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, ESQ., BARRISTER-AT-LAW, AUTHOR OF "A SELECTION OF LEADINO CASES
IN EQUITY," "LEADING CASES ON REAL PROPERTY, CONVEYANCING," ETC.
W. MAXWELL AND SON, 8, BELL YARD, TEMPLE BAR;
HENRY SWEET, 3, CHANCERY LANE;
STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE;
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE THIRD EDITION.
In this Edition 140 pages have been added to the Notes, and about 1750 new authorities have been cited. The case
of Croft v. Day (7 Beav. 232), and the note thereon upon Trade Marks, have been omitted, as the law on the subject now depends so much upon Acts of Parliament and rules made in pursuance thereof. For the sake of convenience of reference in the Notes, the order in which the principal Cases follow each other in former editions has been somewhat changed.
The alterations made by the Bankruptcy Act, 1883 (46 & 47 Vict. c. 52), in such parts of the law of Bankruptcy as are treated of in the Cases and Notes in this volume, have been carefully noticed and commented on.
The Addenda include the Cases reported in the Law Reports of the 1st of January, 1884.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE SECOND EDITION.
In preparing this Edition about 127 pages of new matter have been added to the Notes, and a large number of new Cases have been cited. Those Cases which were decided too late for insertion in their proper places, while the work was going through the press, appear in the Addenda.
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
The plan of this selection of Leading Cases is like that adopted in similar collections. Cases frequently cited in our Courts, or in which some important principle was first enunciated in clear and decisive terms, are first chosen, and to these are appended Notes, in which an attempt is made to develope the principles laid down in the Cases, great care being at the same time taken to notice the recent authorities.
The Cases in this work may be divided into two important divisions; the first, relating to ordinary mercantile law in time of peace; the second, relating to the effect of
war, and especially of maritime war, upon the property and contracts of merchants.
In the first class of Cases will be found principally the judgments of Lord Hardwicke, C., Lord Mansfield, C. J., Eyre, C. J., Lawrence, J., Lord Eldon, C., Sir Wm. Grant, M. R., Lord Redesdale, C., Lord Ellenborough, C. J., Lord Tenterden, C. J., Lord Brougham, C., Lord Abinger, C. B., and Parke, B. (now Lord Wensleydale),-judges than whom the authority of none can be higher in all questions relating to mercantile law.