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and E. WISE, Esq.
Barristers at Law,
1843 to 1845.
29, ESSEX STREET, STRAND.
This is the first attempt to form a distinct collection of original Reports of Cases decided in all the courts relating to Conveyancing and the Law of Real Property. That such a series of reports was required by the profession will be apparent, when it is remembered that there is scarcely a solicitor in the United Kingdom by whom this branch of practice is not in daily requisition, while comparatively few are concerned in Equity Practice. Yet, until the publication of this series of reports, the practitioners in Real Property Law could only procure the cases bearing upon it by the purchase of the entire Equity Reports, inconvenient alike for their cost and bulk. Moreover, there is a numerous body of conveyancers who consult no other reports. To all such it was believed that a series of reports of the cases in Equity and at Common Law, relating exclusively to that branch of the law in which they had a special interest, would prove very useful and acceptable, if produced at a moderate price and within a small compass in bulk. The result has justified the anticipation. The cordial reception given to the reports, of which the first volume is now completed, shews that they supply a want that was felt by the profession.
Like all beginnings of new enterprises, this has not been so complete as the editor could have wished. A few cases have been omitted through a misunderstanding of the plan on the part of some of the reporters ; but it is hoped that experience will cure these defects. It is believed that the reports themselves are as accurate and full as could be desired ; and the copious notes appended to them add materially to their value and utility.
Some objections having been made to the small size of the type, a bolder one will be adopted for the future volumes.
29, Essex STREET, APRIL, 1816.