STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearly 500,000 scholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world byJSTOR. Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non-commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal Content at http://about.istor.org/participate-istor/individuals/early- journal-content . JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 1 88 BOOK REVIEWS. 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.