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WALTER GRAY HART, LL.D.,
OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTERS-AT-LAW
BUTTERWORTH & CO., BELL YARD, TEMPLE BAR.
BUTTERWORTH & CO. (AUSTRALIA), Ltd.
THE principal legislation affecting the subject of this book since the publication of the last edition has been the provisions of the Finance (1909-1910) Act, 1910, relating to the Land Duties, the Conveyancing Act, 1911, the Bankruptcy Act, 1913, and the Land Transfer Rules, 1908. These have been duly noted in the present edition, together with the decisions of the Courts on the subject of vendor and purchaser reported down to the 1st May, 1914. Of these there have been a considerable number, among which some of the more important are In re Sansom and Narbeth's Contract,  1 Ch. 741 (affirming the right of a purchaser to a conveyance by plan), in which the decision was based on the passage on page 406 of the last edition of the book; Hall v. Burnell,  2 Ch. 551, deciding that a vendor obtaining rescission. for default by the purchaser is entitled to retain the deposit; In re Atkinson and Horsell's Contract,  2 Ch. 1, as to how far a purchaser can be compelled to take a title depending on the Statute of Limitations; In re Hart,  3 K. B. 6, which disposed of the question raised in the last edition as to the effect of the decision in In re Carter and Kenderdine's Contract,  2 Ch. 776, and Hewson v. Shelley,  W. N. 127, in which the Court of Appeal affirmed the right of a legal personal representative for the time being to