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A DICTIONARY OF LAW. By Henry Camp- THE CORPORATION PROBLEM.

By William bell Black, M.A., author of treatises on W. Cook, of the New York Bar, author of “Judgments," " Tax Titles," etc. West “A Treatise on Stock, Stockholders, and Publishing Company, St. Paul, Minn. General Corporation Law.” One vol., One vol.

261 pages. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New No law library, whether possessing few

York, 1891. or many volumes, can be of practical value The “Corporation Problem," the problem unless it contains a law dictionary—that is, embracing the uses, abuses, benefits, dana concise and yet comprehensive book of gers, wealth, and powers of corporations, is definitions of the terms, phrases, and max- one of general interest to the community ims in American and English law; maxims and of special interest to the profession. necessary to be understood by the working in the preparation of that well-known lawyer and judge, as well as those import- work, "A Treatise on Stock, Stockholders, ant to the student of legal history. Of law and General Corporation Law," its author, dictionaries and lexicons there are many, Mr. William W. Cook, became familiar with but of the many few there are indeed de- many facts and principles relative to corserving of merit. Many writers of such a porations, which, however, did not come work mistake or lose sight of the object of within the scope of a work on law. The a dictionary by invading the province of law of corporations is a subject distinct the text-book, thus creating a digest, while from that of the public plans and business others touch upon the field of the English methods of corporations, so accordingly dictionary, thus preventing any degree of the author separated the two, and, having conciseness.

completed a treatise on the former, he now One of the chief requirements, second in presents a book on the latter. This work importance to comprehensiveness, from a shows evidence of much labor and study of practical and labor-saving point of view, is its subject, so much so that the result has conciseness, and by conciseness we mean

been a treatise which will prove of great not brevity, but the exclusion of everything interest and value to lawyers and econothat is foreign to the true function of a mists. The following are a few of the titles lexicon and of everything that is not the contained in this work : “ Various Controrecognized legitimate matter of a dictionary. versies to which Corporations have Given

These requirements Mr. Black has recog- Rise,” “Remedies of the Railroad Probnized in the production of his work, and lem," "Corporations as the Owners of the result has been a law dictionary worthy Natural Monopolies," "Trusts," "Corporaof the highest commendation and practical tions and the Republic.” It is useless to appreciation of every student and lawyer. comment upon the author's statements and The information contained in its pages is conclusions, as Mr. Cook stands so high as so well classified, and its definitions and an authority upon this subject. deductions, based upon a scholarly and thorough investigation, so accurate, that it

A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF PERSONAL becomes at once a standard and will, with- PROPERTY. By Joseph J. Darlington, out a doubt, supersede all other American LL.D. Philadelphia : T. & J. W. Johnlaw dictionaries.

son & Co., 1891.

This treatise by Professor Darlington, of the greatest amount of most hotly contested the Georgetown College of Law, is founded litigation is constantly increasing with the upon that celebrated English work by development of invention and civilization.

. Joshua Williams, Esq. While Mr. Williams' Its author, Judge Ray, shows throughout treatise upon this important subject became the

pages his eminent fitness for an exceeda useful and standard text-book in Eng- ingly discriminating work of this kind, and land, it did not, however, attain in the a glance at any page will prove that the United States equal eminence. This was analytical mind of its author, trained by due to the fact that a large proportion of the writing of more than one thousand the work was devoted to summarizing opinions, has produced a work not of a modern English statutory provisions, and novice, but one worthy to become one of the decisions under them, both being of the legal classics. Every proposition enunlittle, if any, value or interest here. To ciated is fortified with the fullest citation adapt, therefore, this valuable book to of authorities on the point, including the deAmerican students, Professor Darlington cisions from all the States, upward of nine has eliminated entirely from the original so thousand cases being cited. This treatise, much of its text as is inapplicable in the in which are enumerated the various imUnited States, and has added instead a posed duties, the law imposing them, and further presentation upon the latest au- the consequence of their neglect, should thorities, English and American, of the law indeed be a welcomed convenience to the of the subjects treated of in the retained legal profession. text. In addition to this matter, excellent chapters on sundry subjects have been introduced.

Diossy's HANDY Pocket EDITION OF THE Morris F. Morris, LL.D., treats of ships,

N. Y. CODE OF Civil PROCEDURE. The while those chapters on patents, trade

Diossy Law-Book Company, New York,

1891. marks, and copyright are written by Robt. G. Dyrenfirth, LL.D., late Acting Commis- This edition deserves more than a mere sioner of Patents.

passing notice, not only for the careful Of the retained parts of Joshua Williams' annotations of Morris Cooper, but for the treatise, it can only be said, that they are care and pains taken in its production. Its unequalled in their concise comprehen- type is a clear, legible one, its binding siveness, clearness, and accuracy, while handsome, and for adoption for ready use the notes of Professor Darlington give in court and office it stands, we venture to evidence of a careful, thorough study and say, unequalled. This edition contains a mastery of the adjudicated American cases. correct transcript of the statutes with all

the amendments to date ; careful annotaNEGLIGENCE OF IMPOSED DUTIES, PER- tions of all important cases; prints very SONAL. By Charles A. Ray, LL.D., Ex

conveniently, directly opposite the sections Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana.

The Lawyers' Co-operative construed, the latest and best citations, omitPublishing Company, Rochester, N. Y., ting rightly all those obsolete and trivial;

references to all the various sections of the This work is the first volume of a series New York Consolidation Act bearing upon of text-books upon a subject over which the code ; and a well-arranged and com

1891.

A Tale Of Love.

plete index. Mr. Cooper deserves thanks for the thoroughness exhibited in his annotations, and Diossy Law-Book Co. for the carefulness in publishing it.

There was a young man of Ky.,
Who in love was very unly;

His sweetheart went off,

Exceedingly wroth,
And left her former dear dy.
When he found she had gone to Nev.,
And his eye could no longer reg.,

His frantic endeavor
To forget her forever
Made him love her only the har.

Bowdoin Orient.

The GenerAL PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITU

TIONAL LAW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. By Thomas M. Cooley. Second edition by Alexis C. Angell, of the Detroit bar. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1891.

To attempt to review a work of Judge Cooley's on the Federal Constitution would be presumption ; to praise and recommend it would be superfluous. The words on the title-page, " by Thomas M. Cooley" carries greater commendation than all the praises of editors and reviewers. The American Constitution is a subject to which this eminent jurist has devoted a life's study. In this neat, handy volume of 390 pages, the general principles of the Constitution are systematically treated. After dealing with the peculiar functions of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments, the civil rights and political privileges of the American citizen are admirably handled. Though this volume is intended as a manual of the Constitution and not as a digest, it contains citations of many recent leading cases involving constitutional questions. For a convenient and reliable textbook on the American Constitution this work cannot be excelled.

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