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CARDINAL RULES

OR

LEGAL INTERPRETATION. SOME OPINIONS OF THE PRESS ON FIRST EDITION.

• The diligence with which every scrap of judicial statement which can be construed into a rule is got together is surprising.Law Times.

“In the first part the author makes some valuable, and, we may add, very practical, remarks as to the authority of text-books and reported cases. Some parts of this book are really excellent; the author's account of the effect of recitals, and of the construction of covenants, is at once accurate and clear. Nearly 120 pages are devoted to the construction of statutes, in which questions of difficulty are treated of with much ability. It will be extremely useful to the profession." Law Quarterly Review.

This is a book which has evidently called for much industry and power of arrangement. ... The author has really collected with great minuteness rules relating to all kinds of instruments, as well as to the interpretation of statutes and the comparative weight of different judicial authorities. Mr. Beal has brought together matters which have hitherto been treated in separate books, and it is an undoubted convenience to have the actual dicta of the judges.”The Solicitors' Journal.

“This is a new and valuable book; and we think the author's attempt to collect and arrange, in one volume, the Cardinal Rules of Legal Interpretation of all instruments, the dispecta membra wherever found in reports and statutes, is justified by the result. His hope that the work may be of service to the profession and others, whether at home or in the Colonies, will, we trust, be well founded.” The Barrister (Toronto, Canada).

“The book will be invaluable to the student. To those with a limited library or a busy practice it will be indispensable. As a guide to the study of the science of English law it will rank among the best.Justice of the Peace.

“ The arrangement of the book and the care with which it has been compiled are deserving of much praise, and it is, in our opinion, a valuable contribution to legal literature.”- Law Journal.

“We cannot too highly praise the industry of Mr. Beal, and we are assured, by a close examination of his book, that it is bound to become a leading text-book on the subject which it treats of.”—Law Magazine and Review.

OF

LEGAL INTERPRETATION.

COLLECTED AND ARRANGED

BY

EDWARD BEAL, B.A.

LATE SCHOLAR OF TRINITY HALL, CAMBRIDGE,
OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE AND THE SOUTH EASTERN CIRCUIT,

BARRISTER-AT-LAW,
Author of The Law of Bailments" and Editor of The Yearly Digest,1899, 1900, 1901, 1902,

and The Trial of Adelaide Bartlett."

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:
STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED,
119 & 120, CHANCERY LANE,

Law Publishers.

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