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THE LAW OF RAILWAYS:
THREE GENERAL CONSOLIDATION ACTS
WITH ANALYSIS AND NOTES;
REPORTS OF PROCEEDINGS BEFORE COMMITTEES ON
FREDERICK WALFORD, ESQ.
OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.
CHARLES C. LITTLE AND JAMES BROWN.
THE general order and arrangement of the Second Edition of this Work is the same as that of the first; so far, that is to say, as regards the body of the Work, the principal difference between the two Editions consists in the necessary enlargement which some portions of the text have undergone, in order to embrace more fully the many novel questions which the rapid growth of Railway Enterprise during the preceding year has produced. The chapter, in particular, which treats of the rights and liabilities of the parties concerned in Companies for the formation of Railways, such as allottees of shares, provisional directors, and the like, has been enlarged to the full extent deemed consistent with the scope and limits of the work. Abstracts, moreover, of many of the most important cases have been introduced into the notes, by way of illustrating the positions laid down in the text.
The main additions, however, are those which have been made to the Appendix. Reports have been given of the Proceedings of two of the most important Committees of last Session, that on