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ON THE LAW OF

PERSONAL PROPERTY

BY

JAMES SCHOULER, LL.D.
PROFESSOR IN THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, AND
AUTHOR OF TREATISES ON THE DOMESTIC RELATIONS," BAILMENTS,

INCLUDING CARRIERS," EXECUTORS,” AND WILLS

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873,

By JAMES SCHOULER, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1884,

By JAMES SCHOULER, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1896,

By JAMES SCHOULER, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Norwood Press :
Composition and Electrotyping by J. 8. CUSHING & Co.

University Press :
Presswork by JOHN WILSON AND SON.

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.

SINCE the preface to the first edition of this volume was composed in 1873, the author has extended the scope of his investigation into the subject of Personal Property. What is there said should be taken by the reader with corresponding allowance; and as to the author, a second revision of this work rendered it proper that various changes should be made to adapt the present volume to altered circumstances, which changes appear likewise in this third edition.

The author has personally revised this entire volume with competent clerical assistance, making suitable references to the latest English and American cases and leading textbooks on the various topics discussed. The changes are still maintained which he introduced into the second edition in order to increase the practical usefulness of the work to the utmost, without greatly enlarging its size. While the plan of this volume remains essentially as before, in describing the Nature, General Incidents, and Classification of Personal Property, it has gained in text about seventy pages over the second edition. Some six hundred new cases, too, are cited in this volume, by titles ; but the printed Table affords no just criterion, for many other cases of minor importance for illustrating a principle will be found cited by book and page only.

The second volume of this work has been similarly revised by the author, and is issued at the same time in its third edition.

J. S. September 1, 1896.

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