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of those interested in legal classics and the history of the English 
common law, since it includes a clear and comprehensive introduc- 
tion by Professor Beale, in which the mooted question of authorship, 
the character of the treatise and its relation to the law, are dis- 
cussed,and since it presents the translation of 1812 in an attractive- 
and more modern typographical form. 

a T. B. 

Charter Parties and Bills of Lading. By Lawrence 
Duckworth, of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law. London : 
Effingham Wilson, 1901. 

In this day of so great commercial activity, it is almost necessary 
for every man, be he lawyer or layman, to have a general idea of 
the law regulating the customary steps taken in the shipment of 
goods to a foreign land. This, we believe, he can get from Mr. 
Duckworth's book, which is an epitome of the law, embraced within 
one hundred pages. 

The book is divided into two parts. The first, dealing with char- 
ter parties, explains their nature and interprets many of the phrases 
and clauses contained therein, in the light of decisions of the Eng- 
lish courts. The Acts of Parliament bearing on this subject are 
also cited and commeuted on. 

The second part contains a very good statement of the law relat- 
ing to bills of lading. 

Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of the book is the fact that 
numerous authorities, many of them the latest decisions, are quoted 
in support of the author's assertions. 

The ordinary forms of a charter party and a bill of lading are 
given in the appendix. 

At the end of the book will be found a very comprehensive index 
and also a table of the cases cited. 

F. W. 8. 

Law Relating to General and Particular Average. By 
Lawrence Duckworth. London : Effingham Wilson, 1900. 

This little book was written " for the convenience of underwriters 
and other persons who desire to possess a concise statement of the 
law on the subject of Average." Within its limits it is an excellent 
exposition of a very difficult subject, and furnishes an excellent 
introduction to one branch of admiralty law. The type is 
excellent and the book compact.