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Morgan's Acts and Orders, 1876.--The Statutes, General Orders,

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the Merchant Shipping and Passenger Acts from 1854 to 1876 inclusive ; with Notes of all the leading English and American Cases on the subjects affected by Legislation; and an Appendix containing the New Rules issued in October, 1876, forming a complete Treatise on Maritime Law. By A. C. BOYD, LL.B., of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barris.

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Price 88. 60. cloth. “Mr. Pollock's work appears eminently satisfactory the book is praiseworthy in desigu, scholarly and complete in execution." -Saturday Review, May 5, 1877. Pollock's Principles of Contract at Law and in Equity; being

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explaining the Technical Words and Phrases employed by the several Departments of English Law, including the various legal terms used in Commercial Business ; with an Explanatory as well as Literal Translation of the Latin Maxims contained in the Writings of the Ancient and Modern Commentators. Sixth Edition. Revised in accordance with the Judicature Acts, by J. SHIRESS WILL, of the Middle Temple,

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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

The science of International Law has .never lacked able and eloquent exponents from the times of Ayala and Alberic Gentili down to our own.

But it must be acknowledged that, among modern authors at all events, there are three whose learning and labour, as judges and writers, have shed glory over the legal literature of the United States, and have earned the singular distinction of being recognized as authorities on International Law throughout Europe. I need scarcely say that I speak of the honoured names of Story, Wheaton, and Kent.

Of these three, the expressed views and opinions of the first on public International Law have not been put forth in any regular connected shape, but are to be found in short essays, and in those admirable judgments which have made his name a household word among English lawyers. The second has indeed published an able, a learned, and an impartial treatise, but the notes that now accompany the author's text, laborious and exhaustive as they are, render the work too large and unwieldy for the student, and too discursive and fatiguing to the general reader; in addition to which they are open to the charge of strong prejudice and partial judgment. The third, Mr Chancellor Kent, has given us the result of years of professional

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