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FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET,

Of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law.

SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED,

BY

FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET,

Of the Inner Temple, now one of Her Majesty's Counsel,

AXD

JAMES ROBERT VERNAM MARCHANT,

Of Gray's Inn, Barrister-at-Lau,

LONDON:
WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

L 1W Publishers and Booksellers,
27, FLEET STREET, E.C.

1893.

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

The first edition of this work, which appeared in 1867, has been for some time out of print, and it has been thought that a new edition might be useful to the legal profession. Mr. Darby, who first put his hand to the work, died soon after its publication, and another editor has taken his place in preparing the present edition.

Since 1867 several statutes have been passed which have made considerable changes in the law on the subject of the limitation of actions. The most important of these statutes are the Real Property Limitation Act, 1874, the Judicature Act, 1873, the Married Women's Property Act, 1882, and the Trustee Act, 1888. A great number of cases bearing on these Acts and the earlier Acts, and connected with the subject of this book, have also been decided since the publication of the first edition.

The present editors have endeavoured to supply omissions which had been found in the original work, and, by incorporating the enactments and judicial decisions which are later than 1867, to make this edition a correct exposition of the law as it stands at the present time.

The text and the arrangement of the old edition have been followed ; but the chapter on Pleading in Equity has been omitted as obsolete. A new chapter has been added on actions of tort by and against executors and administrators, and another on the rules generally applicable to the construction of all Statutes of Limita-
tions. Although no more change has been made than
seemed necessary, yet the amount of fresh matter intro-
duced is considerable, and the whole treatise from be-
ginning to end has been re-written; every citation has
been verified afresh ; the Appendix of Statutes has been
considerably altered and enlarged and now contains
marginal references to the pages of the text in which
the various sections of the statutes are discussed ; a new
Table of Contents and a fuller and more complete Index
have been made; a Table of Statutes and Rules of Court
has been inserted and the references to the reports have
been added in the Table of Cases.

An attempt has been made to follow the course in
Ireland of those legislative enactments and judicial
decisions which affect the Statutes of Limitations; and
wherever the English Rules of the Supreme Court are
referred to, reference will be found to the corresponding
rules which are now in force in Ireland. It is hoped
that both in England and Ireland the second edition
will meet with the same favour that was shown to the first.

F. A. BOSANQUET.
J. R. V. MARCHANT.

3, Paper Buildings, Temple.

September, 1893.

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