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A LIST OF LAW BOOKS PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA SINCE JULY, 1873.
American Law Review. Vol. 7. 1872-73. 8vo, sheep, $6.00. Little, Brown, & Co. Boston.
American Reports. Vol. 8. (Thompson.) 8vo, sheep, $6.00. John D. Parsons, Jr., Albany.
American Railway Reports. Vol. 1. (Truman.) 8vo, sheep, 86.00. James Cockcroft
& Co., New York. Arkansas Reports. Vol. 27. (Cox.) 8vo, sheep, $6.00. Little Rock. Baylies. Questions and Answers for Law Students. By Edwin Baylies. 8vo, sheep,
$5.00. William Gould & Son, Albany. Blackstone Economised. By David M. Aird. Second edition. Post 8vo, 7s. Od.
Benjamin on Sales. Second edition. 8vo, sheep, $7.50. W. H. & O. H. Morrison, Washington.
Clark and Finnelly's House of Lords Reports. 1831-46. Edited, with Notes and References to American Law and Subsequent English Decisions, by Hon. J. C. Perkins. In 12 vols. Vols. 4 and 5. 8vo, sheep, per volume, $6.00. Little, Brown, & Co., Boston.
Colorado Reports. Vol. 1. (Hallett.) 8vo, sheep, $7.50. S. A. Grant & Co., Denver.
Corydon's Compendium of the Law relating to Dramatic Authors, Musical Composers, and Lecturers. 8vo, 7s. 6d. Nutt, London.
Davidson's Precedents and Forms in Conveyancing. Third edition. Vol. 8, two parts. Royal 8vo, 52s. 6d. Maxwell, London.
De Gex, Fisher, and Jones's Reports. Edited, with Notes and References to American Law and Subsequent English Decisions, by Hon. J. C. Perkins. Vols. 2 and 8. 8vo, sheep, per vol., $5.00. Little, Brown, & Co., Boston.
Field and Dun's Practice of the High Court of Chancery. 8vo, 8s. Qd. Stevens & Sons, London.
Georgia Reports. Vols. 45 and 46. (Hammond & Jackson.) 8vo, sheep, $7.00. J. W Burke & Co., Macon.
Goudsmit's Pandects. A Treatise on Roman Law. Translated by R. De Tracy
Gould. Royal 8vo, 10s. 6rf. Longmans, London. Heron's Principles of Jurisprudence. 8vo, 2s. 6d. Longmans, London. Hill's Probate Jurisdiction and Practice in the County Courts of Illinois. 8vo, sheep,
$5.00. E. B. Myers, Chicago. Hilliard on the Remedies for Torts or Private Wrongs. Second edition. 8vo, sheep,
$7.50. Little, Brown, & Co., Boston. Hunter's Suit in Equity. Sixth edition. Post 8vo, 12s. Butterworth, London. Illinois Statutes. Vol. 8. Edited by W. L. Gross. Royal 8vo, sheep, $3.00. W. L.
Indiana Reports. Vol.37. (Black.) 8vo, sheep, $5.00. Indianapolis.
Louisiana Annual Reports. Vol. 24. (Hawkins.) 8vo, sheep, $9.00. New Orleans.
Lyon's Law of India. 2 vols. 8vo, 56s. Thacker, London.
Maine Reports. Vol. 60. (Virgin.) 8vo, sheep, $4.50. Loring, Short, & Harmon, Portland.
Nebraska Reports. Vol. 2. (Woolworth.) 8vo, sheep, $5.00. Callaghan & Co., Chicago.
New Jersey Reports. Equity. Vol. 28. (Green.) 8vo, sheep, $5.50. Trenton. New York. Abbott's Practice Reports. New Series. Vol. 13. 8vo, sheep, $5. Diossy 4 Co., New York.
New York. The Decisions of the Court of Appeals of the State of New York. Vols. 1 and 2. Edited by Austin Abbott. 8vo, sheep, $6.00 per vol. Diossy & Co., New York.
New York Court of Appeals Reports. Vol. 50. (Sickels.) 8vo, sheep, $3.50.
Banks & Brothers, New York. New York. Howard's Practice Reports. Vol. 44. 8vo, sheep, $4.50. William Gould
& Son, Albany.
New York Superior Court Reports. Vol. 33. (Jones & Spencer.) 8vo, sheep,
67.00. Diossy & Co., New York. New York Supreme Court Reports. Vol. 64. (Barbour.) 8vo, sheep, $5.50. W. C.
Little & Co., Albany.
New York. A Digest of New York Reports and Statutes, from the earliest period.
Vol. 3. 8vo, sheep, $7.50. Baker, Voorhis, & Co., New York. North Carolina Reports. Vol. 68. (Hargrove.) 8vo, sheep, $7.00. Raleigh. Oliver's Practical Handy-book of Shipping Law. Fourth edition. 12mo, 5s. Imray,
Ohio Reports. New Series. Vol. 22. (Granger.) 8vo, sheep, $4.00. Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati.
Pennsylvania State Reports. Vol. 70. (Smith.) 8vo, sheep, $4.50. Kay & Brother, Philadelphia.
Phillips's Famous Cases of Circumstantial Evidence. 8vo, sheep, $3.00. James
Cockcroft & Co., New York. Pittsburgh Reports. Vol. 8. (Crumrine.) 8vo, sheep, $7.50. John Campbell & Son,
Prinsep's Code of Criminal Procedure. Fourth edition. Royal 8vo, 42s. Thacker, London.
Roche & Hazlitt's Law and Practice in Bankruptcy. Second edition. 8vo, 30s.
Stevens & Haynes, London. Rorer on Judicial and Execution Sales. 8vo, sheep, $6.00. Callaghan & Co., Chicago. Saunders's Practice of Magistrates' Courts. Fourth edition. 12mo, 13s. 6rf. Law
Times Office, London. Stephens's Indian Evidence Act of 1872. 8vo, 12s. Gd. Thacker, London. United States Reports. Second Circuit. IBlatchford.) Vol. 10. 8vo, sheep, $7.50.
Baker, Voorhis, & Co., New York.
United States Reports. Seventh Circuit. (Bissell.) Vol. 1. 1851-67. 8yo, sheep $7.50. Callaghan & Co., Chicago.
United States Statutes. Vol. 17. The Statutes at Large of the United States of America, passed at the Sessions of the Forty-second Congress, 1871-73, and Treaties and Postal Conventions. Carefully collated with the originals at Washington. Edited by George P. Sanger. Royal 8vo, sheep, $5.00. Little, Brown, & Co., Boston.
Van Santvoord. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions under the
New York Code. By George Van Santvoord. New and enlarged edition, by N.
C. Mook. 8vo, sheep, $7.50. J. D. Parsons, Jr., Albany. Virginia Reports. Grattan. Vol. 22. 8vo, sheep, $6. Richmond. Wait's Practice. The Practice at Law in Equity and in Special Proceedings in all
the Courts of Record in the State of New York, with appropriate Forms. By
William Wait. 2 vole. 8vo, sheep, $15. William Gould & Sons, Albany. Watson's Practical Compendium of Equity. 2 vols. 8vo, 26s. Sweet, London. Wharton & Stille's Medical Jurisprudence. Vol. 2, in two parts. Third edition. 2
vols. 8vo, sheep, $12. Kay & Brother, Philadelphia. Williams's Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators. Seventh edition.
2 vols. Royal 8vo, 76s. Stevens & Sons, London. Williams's Principles of the Laws of Personal Property. Eighth edition. 8vo, 21s.
Wisconsin Reports. Vols. 29 and 31. (Conover.) 8vo, sheep, $5.50. Callaghan & Co., Chicago.
SUMMARY OF EVENTS.
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The Chief Justiceship. — It was announced some months ago that the President did not intend to appoint the new Chief Justice until the meeting of Congress, and in the meanwhile proposed to ascertain, if possible, the wishes of the public; among other ways by consulting the press. He has probably long before now repented any such determination, if he ever made it; but it is interesting to find in a legal journal such aid toward the formation of a correct opinion as is to be derived from the following paragraph, which we take from the Albany Law Journal: —
It was announced that the number of probable nominees had dwindled down to four, and that these four were Benjamin B. Curtis, William M. Evarts, Ex-AttorneyGeneral Hoar, and Attorney-General Williams, and that " well-informed persons " believe that the choice will fall upon Mr. Curtis. If the President shall determine to pass by such tried judges as Mr. Justice Miller, or as Judges Dillon, Woodruff, or Chipman, and select a man unused to the.bench, however able as a lawyer, the advocates of an elective judiciary will have a new argument on their side.
It would be an interesting experiment in logic to express in syllogistic form the new argument which the advocates of an elective judiciary would find in the appointment of Judge Curtis or Mr. Evarts. We were not aware that the nominating caucuses had hitherto selected only men of judicial experience. It is, too, a somewhat novel proposition, which the history of the English or American bench will hardly sustain, that the most eminent chief justices have been taken from the bench rather than the bar; for we suppose that our contemporary limits its doctrine to chief justices, and hardly proposes to take the broad ground that none but judges should be appointed to the bench.
Even on the question of fact, if we were disposed, we might join issue in the reasonable expectation of showing that at least one of the candidates who are placed below Judge Chipman has not been entirely " unused to the bench," even of the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court. — Carrier. Effect Of Printed Notice On CarriEr's Receipt In Limiting Liarility. — The Michigan Central R.R. Co. T. The Mineral Springs Manufacturing Co. — The limits of our last number prevented our noticing the decision of the Supreme Court in this case, which will be hailed with satisfaction by all who have occasion to send packages by express, and if adopted, as we hope it speedily will be, by the courts of those states where a different rule has prevailed, will do much to secure from the large express companies greater consideration for the rights of the public than