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PRINCIPLES

ОР

THE COMMON LAW.

PRINCIPLES

OF

THE COMMON LAW.

AN ELEMENTARY WORK INTENDED FOR THE USE

OF STUDENTS AND THE PROFESSION.

BODI.

BY

JOHN INDERMAUR,

SOLICITOR,

AUTHOR OF EPITOMES OF LEADING CASES, ETC.

LONDON:
STEVENS & HAYNES,

Law Publishers,
BELL YARD, TEMPLE BAR.

1876.

LONDON : PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS,

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS

PREFACE.

The chief object of the present work is to supply the student with a book upon the subject of Common Law (or, in other words, of the Law as usually administered in the Queen's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer Divisions of the High Court of Justice) which, whilst being elementary and readable on the one hand, yet also goes sufficiently into the subject to prepare the student for examination upon it. The present work is indeed written mainly with a view to the Examinations of the Incorporated Law Society, for which the author has had considerable experience in reading with students; but at the same time he trusts it may be found useful to those who are adopting the other branch of the profession. The author does not consider that any apology is necessary for presenting this work, it being new in its design as offering to the student a comparatively short volume combining the plain and popular divisions of “Contracts” and “ Torts,” and keeping as much as possible from all matters of practice and from Criminal Law, and also from all matters of an exceptional nature and likely neither to be useful in examination nor in practice. In addition to the two main divisions the author has added another, in which the subjects of “ Damages

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