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OLIPHANTS

LAW OF HORSES

THE

LAW OF HORSES,

INCLUDING THE LAW OF

Innkeepers, Peterinary Surgeons, &r.,

AND OF

HUNTING, RACING, WAGERS & GAMING.

BY

GEORGE HENRY HEWITT OLIPHANT,

Of Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A., and Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law.

Fourth Edition,

By CLEMENT ELPHINSTONE LLOYD, B.A., Oxon.,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ESQ., BARRISTER-AT-LAW,

“Thou that mayst fortune to be of myne opinion and condytion to love horses, take
hede that thou be not beguiled as have been a hundred tymes and more.” Boke of
Husbandry, by Sir A. Fitzherbert, Zaslice of the court of Common Pleas.

JUL 1582

GODLEIAIA

LONDON:

HENRY SWEET, 3, CHANCERY LANE,

Law Publisher.
MEREDITH, RAY & LITTLER, MANCHESTER.
J. C. JUTA, CAPE TOWN. C. F. MAXWELL, MELBOURNE.

“Caveat emptor.”—Leg. Max. “Equi donati dentes non inspiciuntur."-D. Hieron. in Proæm. Epist. ad

Ephes. “ Primus Ericthonius currus et quatuor ausus

Jungere equos."-Virg. Georg.

“ Tu qui cæteris cavere didicisti, in Britannia ne ab essedariis decipiaris

caveto."-Cic. Ep. Lib. 7, Ep. 6.

“ Seu quis, Olympiacæ miratus præmia palme,

Pascit equos
Corpora præcipuè matrum legat.” –Virg. Georg.

PREFACE

TO THE FOURTH EDITION.

Since the publication of the last Edition of this Work the changes which have taken place in the law on the subjects embraced within its somewhat extensive scope have been very

considerable. While strictly adhering to the plan of the original Work, the present Editor has taken great pains to eradicate all obsolete matter, and at the same time to combine with the text the additions and alterations rendered necessary by the above changes. The most important alterations are probably those necessitated by the passing of the Regulation of Railways Acts, 1868 and 1871, the Judicature Acts, and the Innkeepers Act, 1878; whilst at the same time the reported decisions during the last seventeen years have affected every branch of the subject.

The Index has been thoroughly revised and considerably enlarged, and care has been taken

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