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SIR HOWARD WARBURTON ELPHINSTONE,
OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,
ONE OF THE CONVEYANCING COUNSEL OF THE COURT.
WILLIAM HEW COLTMAN,
OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
SWEET & MAXWELL, LIMITED, 3, CHANCERY LANE,
MEREDITH, RAY, & LITTLER, MANCHESTER;
HODGES, FIGGIS, & CO. LD., AND E. PONSONBY, DUBLIN;
THACKER, SPINK, & CO., CALCUTTA;
C. F. MAXWELL, MELBOURNE & SYDNEY.
THE profession has undergone a great loss by the death of the late Mr. Key, one of the authors of this book, who was a sound real property lawyer, an elegant draftsman, and an accomplished English scholar. Probably much of the popularity that this book enjoys arises from the happy diction that Mr. Key employed. The principal alterations in this edition are the following: the "heirs, executors and administrators," both of the covenantor and the covenantee, have, as a general rule, been omitted; the covenants for payment in mortgages have been made covenants "to" pay, mortgages of land with chattels annexed and equitable mortgages have been redrawn, the forms in lunacy have been adapted to the present practice of the Office, a few additional precedents, chiefly conveyances to charities, have been added, and the notes have been thoroughly revised.
The Editor wishes to express his thanks to public officials and members of both branches of the profession for the loan of forms or for useful suggestions; to an anonymous correspondent, and to Mr. P. S. Gregory of the Equity Bar, for valuable comments on the last edition; to Mr. F. J. Lewis of the Equity Bar for constant advice and assistance given while this edition. was passing through the press. Mr. Coltman desires to