The Monthly Law Reporter Volume 3

The Monthly Law Reporter Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...his predecessor, who was certainly a most excellent reporter, -it may be confidently said, that this first efi'ort of Mr Metcalf clearly indicates that he has yet had nqsuperior in this country. The statements of facts are clear without being filled with unnecessary matter, and the abstracts of the cases are brief and comprehensive, two qualities lost sight of by sundry reporters, who seek to put the whole case in the marginal note. The typo graphical execution of the work is, we think, an improvement on the volumes of Mr Pickering, and is superior to that of any American reports. In reading this volume, one is struck with the fact, that the business before the whole court in Suffolk, is quite generally distributed. The greatest number of cases in which one counsellor was engaged, was eight. One counsellor was in five cases; two in four, each; six in three; twelve in two; and thirtynine in one. Mom-unv Esousr-r Law lll1toAz1as..---The September number of this work, thanks to the agency of steam, has been received and fully sustains its reputation of being, in most respects, the best law magazine now published. The work has recently contained several articles upon Judge Story's Commentaries on Bailments, which were handsomely noticed by him in his second edition, and an occasional suggestion was adopted. At the same time some of the critic's positions were controverted. The August number of the magazine contains a short reply, in which full justice is done to the learning and accomplishments of the American commentator. The writer, in conclusion, cnnnot quite concur in the soundness ofthe common law maxim, quoted by Judge Story, viz: Omnia dr_./inilio in legs periculosa. est; and says " definitions may be dangerous--that...show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236779355
  • 9781236779359