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PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW,
WITH PRINCIPAL REFERENCE TO ITS PRACTICE IN
BEING IN LIEU OF A SECOND EDITION OF THE WORK
PUBLISHED IN 1858.
JOHN WESTLAKE, Q.C.,
LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE; Hox. LL.D., EDINBUROH;
MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.
Pabo Booksellers and Publishers.
HODGES, FIGGIS, & co., AND E. PONSONBY, DUBLIN ;
Int 5043.2.2 ttb 6t
( SEP 9 1889
BRADBURY, AGNEW, & Co., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.
This work differs in many points from that published in 1858, to which it stands in lieu of a second edition.
English authority has now touched almost every part of private international law, generally giving a clear deliverance, but sometimes varying, or noticing a point without deciding it. It is therefore possible to present the English view in a series of propositions or of topics, which I have done, marking them off by the sign & from other exposition and discussion, and adding the authorities after each in smaller type.
The other exposition and discussion here referred to is mainly intended for students, whose thoughts I have wished to direct, first, to the general connection of the subject with the history of law in Europe during the last two thousand years, and secondly, to the comparison of received English doctrines with those current at the present day in other countries. Thus, while often pointing out the causes which have made received English doctrines what they are, I have not said much of the reasons why they should be maintained or altered: the doctrines are mostly so well established in the courts that those reasons would be of little use, except in quarters which it would be idle to address in a law-book.