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the Philadelphia press, professes to give the decisions of the Queen's Bench in Hilary, Easter, and Trinity Terms, 1854; but it contains only EightySix cases out of ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-ONE, all of which will be found in the Law and Equity Reports. Many of the cases omitted are among the most important decided in that period. The Philadelphia reprint of the 14th Common Bench, purports to contain the cases from Michaelmas Term, 1853, to Easter Term, 1854, inclusive; but is gives only sixty cases out of EIGHTYTHREE. For the remaining cases, the American lawyer must look to the Law and Equity Reports. The Exchequer Reports, in like manner, will be found incomplete. And this incompleteness of the Philadelphia series increases from year to year; for the proportion of cases omitted is much greater in the recent volumes than in the previous ones.

II. The character of the Law and Equity Reports will bear the most rigid comparison with the Philadelphia series. They have a much larger circulation in England, and are as freely and confidently cited. The Law Journal and Jurist are cited 833 times in “Shelford on Railways;" while Meeson and Welsley, the Queen's Bench, Common Bench, and Exchequer Reports are collectively cited but 455 times. In “Hill on Trustees,” the Law Jounnal, Jurist, and Law and Equity Reports are cited 846 times. In “Saunders's Pleading and Evidence," the Law Journal and Jurist are cited 1871 times; while the Queen's Bench, Common Bench, and Exchequer Reports are collectively cited but 1444 times. And an examination of any recent English law-book will show the same high appreciation of the publications from which the Law and Equity Reports are printed.

III. In these Reports, the decisions are generally given several months in advance of the Philadelphia reprints. Even in the volumes which are announced as in advance of our reports, it will be found that a large proportion of the cases had become familiar to the profession, through the Law and Equity Reports, before their publication at Philadelphia. But by the reduction of matter which the omission of the Chancery cases in the inferior courts will cause, we shall be able hereafter to publish the common-law cases several months earlier than heretofore. The 28th volume, containing the cases in Michaelmas Term, 1854, and a part of Hilary Term, 1855, will be published in July next, embracing the cases of the first part of 4th Ellis and Blackburn; Part Second of 15 Common Bench, and Part Third of 10th Exchequer Reports, and being nearly a year in advance of their publication in the Philadelphia series. Thereafter, we intend to publish the cases of each term within four months from the rising of the courts.

IV. In addition to the complete reports of the Common Law Courts, this series will furnish the cases before the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Lord Chancellor, the High Court of Appeal in Chancery, the Admiralty, and Ecclesiastical Courts ; making the amount of matter more than double that furnished in the Philadelphia series.

V. The Law and Equity Reports are sold at $2 per volume, which will amount to $8 per year hereafter. Considering the amount of matter which they contain their cost is less than one half that of the Philadelphia series.

These Reports are now regularly digested in our Annual United States Digest, which thus embraces an Annual Digest of the whole English and American Law. We shall, upon the completion of Volume XXX., publish a separate Digest of these Reports up to that time.

For the greater convenience of the profession, we shall also hereafter publish a table of all the cases in these Reports, with a reference to the volume and page of every other series where the same case may be found.

Vols. I. to XXVII., now ready for delivery, at $2 per volume, to permanent subscribers.

Works Recently Published.

Parsons on Contracts, Vol. XX. A TREATISE on the Law of Contracts. By Hon. THEOPHILUS

PARSONS, LL.D., Dane Professor of Law in Harvard University. Vol. II. 8vo. $5.50.

The topics which are very fully considered in this volume are Construction, the Law of Place, Damages, Defences, the Statute of Limitations, the Statute of Frauds, Interest, and Usury, and the Clause in the Constitution of the United States respecting the obligation of Contracts.

TWheaton's Xnternational Law. ELEMENTS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW. By Hon. HENRY

WHEATON, LL. D. Sixth Edition. With the last corrections of the Author. Additional Notes and Introductory Remarks, containing a notice of Mr. Wheaton's Diplomatic career, and of the antecedents of his life. By WM. BEACH LAWRENCE. In one volume. 8vo. $6.

" This work of Mr. Wheaton now holds in the Cabinets of Europe the place which Vattel so long occupied. Any encomium of it, from any source, therefore, is scarcely necessary. * * * * * To the citizen who wishes to become acquainted with the principles and rules on which the intercourse of nations is conducted; to the merchant who has ships or goods at sea in time of war, this work is a mine of valuable knowledge. Like all the publications of Messrs. Little, Brown & Co., it is printed in the best manner, and appears in a style in every way suited to its high and standard merit." - Boston Atlas.

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Howard's Reports, Vol. XVXX. REPORTS OF CASES argued and determined in the Supreme

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Gray's Reports, Vol. ¥. REPORTS OF CASES argued and determined in the Supreme

Judicial Court of Massachusetts. By HORACE GRAY, Jr., Esq. Vol. I. 8vo. $5.00.

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Angell on Limitations. A TREATISE ON THE LIMITATIONS of Actions at Law

and Suits in Equity and Admiralty, with an Appendix containing the American and English Statutes of Limitations, and embracing the latest Acts on the subject. By JOSEPH K. ANGELL, Esq. Third Edition, revised and greatly enlarged. By JOHN WILDER May, Esq. 1 vol. 8vo. $5.00.

Judge Lipscomb, in giving the opinion of the Supreme Court of Texas, in 1854, (11 Texas Rep. 524,) pronounced this work the "standard work on Limitations."

“There is high authority for saying that this is much the best treatise on the very important subject to which it relates; Lord Brougham having pronounced that opinion of the first edition, which has subsequently been much enlarged and improved. All the learning scattered through the English and American reports in regard to the construction and effect of the various statutes of limitations appears to have been diligently compiled and systematically arranged. The labors of Mr. May have considerably increased the value of the work, and will cause this edition to supersede the previous ones." — N. Y. Times.

"In acknowledging the receipt of this valuable work from its distinguished author, we take pleasure in calling attention to the present edition. The treatise has for many years been regarded as much the best that has yet appeared on the important subject to which it relates. That opinion was expressed by leading members of the legal profession in England and in this country, in reference to the original work, '- Providence Post.

American Railway Cases. CASES RELATING TO THE LAW OF RAILWAYS, decided

in the Supreme Court of the United States, and in the Courts of the several States, with Notes. By CHAUNCEY Smith and SAMUEL W. Bates, Esqrs., Counsellors at Law. Vol. I. 8vo. $4.50.

English Railway Cases. CASES RELATING TO RAILWAYS AND CANALS, argued

and adjudged in the Courts of Law and Equity, from 1835 to 1852. Edited by SAMUEL W. Bates and CHAUNCEY SMITH, Esquires. 6 vols. 8vo. $24.00.

Phillips on Insurance. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF INSURANCE. By Hon.

WILLARD PHILLIPS. Fourth Edition, enlarged. 2 vols. 8vo. $10.00.

Angell on Fire and Life Ensurance. A TREATISE on the Law of Fire and Life Insurance. With an

Appendix, containing Forms, Tables, &c. By Joseph K. ANGELL, Esq. 1 vol. 8vo. $5.00.

Law Works in Press,

AND PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION.

PARSONS ON COMMERCIAL LAW. THE PRINCIPLES OF COMMERCIAL LAW. By Hon.

THEOPHILUS PARSONS, LL. D., Dane Professor in the Law School of Harvard University, in Cambridge. 2 vols. 8vo.

The principal topics of the first volume will be the Origin and History of the Law Merchant; the Law of Partnership; of Sales; of Agency; of Bills and Notes; and of Marine Insurance. The second volume will contain the Law of Shipping, and the Law and Practice of Admiralty.

FRAUDS. A TREATISE ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STA

TUTE OF FRAUDS. By CAUSTEN BROWNE, Esq., of the Suffolk Bar. In 1 vol. 8vo.

This book will aim to present a full view of the law, as held by the English and American Courts, upon the construction of the Statute 29 Car. 11, Cap. 3, with the modifications under which it has been adopted in the different States of the Union. Comprising the latest rulings in both countries, with an appendix, giving an analytic view of the English and American enactments, with their successive alterations.

BISHOP ON CRIMINAL LAW. COMMENTARIES ON CRIMINAL LAW. By Joel Pren

TISS BISHOP, Esq., Author of " Commentaries on the Law of Marriage and Divorce." The first volume to be a complete elementary Treatise of itself.

This work is intended to embrace the entire field of English and American Criminal Jurisprudence, traversed by new paths. It will be both elementary and practical; adapted alike to the use of the student, the magistrate, and the practising lawyer; and on important points, will contain itations of all the English and American cases.

AMERICAN RAILROAD CASES. A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF THE AMERICAN CASES

relating to the Rights, Duties, and Liabilities of Railroads, with Notes and References to the English and American Railway, Canal, and Turnpike Cases. By CHAUNCEY SMITH and S. W. BATES, Esquires. 2 vols. 8vo. Vol. I. now ready.

THE LAW OF ADMIRALTY. LEADING CASES IN ADMIRALTY AND SHIPPING, with

Notes and Commentaries. By a Member of the Suffolk Bar. 1 vol. 8vo.

BLACKBURN ON THE CONTRACT OF SALE. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF SALES. By C. BLACKBURN. With Additions, Notes, and References. By WILLIAM P. WELLS, Esq. 1 vol. 8vo.

ARBITRATION. ARBITRATION, at Common Law, in Equity, and under the Sta

tutes of the States of the United States. By EDWARD G. LORING, Esq., of the Suffolk Bar.

VENDORS AND PURCHASERS. THE LAW OF VENDORS AND PURCHASERS OF REAL

PROPERTY. By FRANCIS HILLIARD, Esq. 2 vols. 8vo.

HUSBAND AND WIFE. THE PRINCIPLE AND RULES OF LAW regulating the Pro

perty of Husband and Wife; and Civil Actions therefor. By EDWARD G. LORING, Esq.

PRECEDENTS OF INDICTMENTS. PRECEDENTS OF INDICTMENTS, Special Pleas, &c., adapted

to American Practice, with Notes, containing the Law of Criminal Pleading. By CHARLES R. TRAIN, and F. F. HEARD, Esqrs., of the Middlesex Bar. 1 vol. 8vo. Nearly ready.

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