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OF

SLANDER AND LIBEL

INCLUDING THE

PRACTICE, PLEADING, AND EVIDENCE

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL

With Forms and Precedents

ALSO

CONTEMPTS OF COURT

AND THE PROCEDURE IN LIBEL BY

INDICTMENT AND CRIMINAL INFORMATION

ALSO AN

APPENDIX OF STATUTES

SEVENTH EDITION

BY

HENRY COLEMAN FOLKARD

OF LINCOLN'S INN AND THE WESTERN CIRCUIT, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,

RECORDER OF BATH

Nescit vox missa reverti

LONDON:

BUTTERWORTH & CO., 11 & 12, BELL YARD, TEMPLE BAR.
Law Publisbers.

S
1908.

UK

FOL

BRADBURY, AGNEW, & co. LD., PRINTERS,

LONDON AND TONBRIDGE,

OCT 16 1908

PREFACE

TO THE SEVENTH EDITION.

The original Treatise of the late Mr. Starkie, which formed the basis of the earlier editions of this work, was published nearly ninety years ago, and was comprised in two small octavo volumes; a considerable portion of the first volume being devoted to a

Preliminary Discourse ” ; which in subsequent editions of this work by the author was termed an introductory Commentary”; the greater part of which was from the pen of the late Mr. Starkie, and comprised the first 75 pages in small type) of each of the author's previous editions ; but will, eventually, be the subject of a small elementary treatise for the use of Students. So long, therefore, as that introductory Commentary formed part of the previous editions, the author stated on the title page that his work was founded upon the Treatise of that learned gentleman : but now that the Commentary no longer forms part of the present work, and there remains in the text but the merest vestige of the late Mr. Starkie's Treatise, the author feels justified in treating this edition as his own work; the object being that of rendering the text as complete as

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