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Voorhis & Co., New York. For sale at W. T. Berry & Co.'s, Nashville.
This work begins with the commencement of proceedings in bankruptcy, and leads the reader, step by step, through all the successive stages to their final close. Practice, pleadings, process, remedies, and jurisdiction, are all discussed and explained, as far as it is necessary to elucidate the subject. At the close of the war, a heavy burden of debt had been placed on many, which they could never hope to pay. The debtor felt himself hampered and fettered, without any possibility of escape. The Bankrupt Act came to afford the needed relief, and the court records and reports show how eagerly its privileges were embraced. This multitude of cases has given rise to a multitude of decisions, more than eight hundred of which are collected and digested in the present work. The decisions were scattered through different law periodicals. The author states that it is believed that scarcely a single case contained in any report or periodical can be found which is not cited in this edition. Marks in the text refer the practitioner to the Notes, and to the Rules and Forms, so that he can tell at a glance whether the law has been amended or construed, and what are the views of the Supreme Court upon the point he is considering.
English Law Reports. Common Law and Equity Series for September
and October, 1861. Published by T. & J. W. Johnson & Co., Philadelphia. For sale at W. T. Berry & Co.'s, Public Square, Nashville, Tenn.
THESE Reports—the Common Law Series edited by J. R. Bulwer, Q. C., Barrister-at-Law; the Equity Series, edited by G. W. Hemming, Barrister-at-Law-should be of much interest, and even service, to the profession, if in no other way than by enabling its members to contrast the course of adjudication in this country and England. We have given, in the present number of this Review, a Digest of the Decisions reported in Parts IX. and X., from which can be seen the character of the cases and decisions reported. These reports are reprinted in full, without omission or condensation. They are issued immediately after their publication in England. Practitioners will find them almost equal in importance to any other, save the Reports of his own particular State, as they cover very nearly every conceivable question that can arise at law.
The Science of Legal Judgment. A Treatise designed to show the
materials whereof, and the process by wbich, Courts construct their judgments; and adapted to practical and general use in the discussion and determination of Law, By JAMES RAM, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law. With extensive Additions and Annotations, by John TOWNSHEND, of the New York Bar. Published by Baker, Voorbis & Co., Law Publishers, 66 Nassau Street, New York. For sale at W. T. Berry & Co.'s, Public Square, Nashville
The first and only English edition of Ram's TREATISE ON LEGAL JUDGMENT was published in 1834; it has long since been out of print, and copies of it have become very scarce, while the death of the author has precluded the hope of a second edition at his hands.
The book, soon after its publication in England, was reproduced in America in a very unattractive form, as part of the series of "The Law Library.”
The work presents those features of painstaking and erudite research which was the peculiar characteristic of all the efforts of its distinguished author; and it has always stood very high in the estimation of the Bench and Bar. The copies in the market were quite inadequate to the demand, and a new edition has long been needed.
The present edition, besides being a literal reprint from the English copy, has incorporated some extensive additions from the English and American reports. These additions, occupying fully one-third of the volume, are indicated by being inclosed within brackets. Besides the additions to the text, the appendix and index are new.