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Sales. Second Edition. By Frederic C. Woodward, Professor of Law

in the University of Chicago. Suretyship. By Crawford D. Hening, formerly Professor of Law

in the University of Pennsylvania. Torts. By Charles M. Hepburn, Dean of the Faculty of Law in the

University of Indiana. Trade Regulation. By Herman Oliphant, Professor of Law in Colum

bia University. Trusts. By Thaddeus D. Kenneson, Professor of Law in the Univer

sity of New York. Casebooks on other subjects are in preparation.

It is earnestly hoped and believed that the books thus far published in this series, with the sincere purpose of furthering scientific training in the law, have not been without their influence in bringing about a fuller understanding and a wider use of the case method.

WILLIAM R. VANCE,

General Editor.

PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION

When, in 1913, the first edition of this collection of cases was published, the Uniform Sales Act had become the statute law of only ten jurisdictions, and had not yet become the subject of extensive judicial interpretation. It has since been adopted in at least scventeen additional jurisdictions, and has been construed and applied in many important cases. To provide the student with this new material is the primary purpose of the present edition. The editor has taken the opportunity, however, to make such additional alterations in the contents of the volume as experience in its use has shown to be advisable.

Forty-three cases have been added, most of them decided under the Sales Act, and thirty-four which appeared in the first edition have been withdrawn. More space is given to the subject of warranties, and less to the Statute of Frauds. The section dealing with documents of title (Chapter II, section 8) has been rearranged, and the increased importance of trust receipts as a security device has been recognized.

The annotation of the volume has been considerably extended by the insertion at intervals of problem cases substantially identical with, or suggested by, actual cases, to which reference is made, and by the liberal citation of articles and notes in legal periodicals. To the Appendix have been added the Uniform Conditional Sales Act and tables of states which have adopted the Uniform Sales Act and the Uniform Conditional Sales Act, respectively, showing, section for section, the corresponding provisions of the several state statutes.

It is a pleasure to acknowledge the editor's indebtedness to his friends Dean Bogert, of Cornell, Professor Vernier, of Stanford, and Professor Puttkammer, of Chicago, for many helpful suggestions.

F. C. W. THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, October 1, 1924.

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PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION

INASMUCH as there are a number of comprehensive and reliable treatises on the law of Sales, I have deemed it unnecessary to attempt, by the elaborate citation of authorities, to show the precise state of the law, either upon questions considered in the selected cases or upon subordinate or related points. In the main, therefore, the notes consist of references to cases which, though for one reason or another not seiected for reprinting, seem to me to be of particular importance or interest.

My task has been incalculably diminished, of course, by the standard treatises on the subject and by previous casebooks, and I desire to acknowledge in particular my indebtedness to the works of Benjamin, Mechem and Williston.

F. C. W. Stanford University, California, May 2, 1913.

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