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CO N V E Y ANCING,
In THEDRY and PRACTJCE,
E D W ARD WOO D..
A NEW EDITION, BEING THE SIXTH, REVISED AND CDRRECTED;
WITH THE ADDITION OF
ORIGINAL PRECEDENTS, NOTES, REFERENCES, &C.
BY JOHN JOSEPH POWELL,
OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, ESQ. BARRISTER AT LAW.
DU B L I N:
Printed by William Porter,
W. JONES, J. RICE, H. WATTS, AND P. MOOR£,
TO THE READER.
THE general utility of Wood's ConveyANCING, confi:
I dered as a voluminous Collection of Precedents, adapted to almost every possible case that can arise in a free and commercial country, in which property of every denomination is in a perpetual state of fluctuation and change, is too obvious to require any other proof than what arises from its own intrinsic merit. Indeed, if any proof were wanting, that of so voluminous a work having already gone through Four Editions, added to the loud call that there is at present for the Edition now in the Press, would supply it.
But although the practical part of this work has received general approbation, as furnishing either a precedent suited to every particular purpose, or information fufficient to enable any person, having an ordinary acquaintance with this branch of the Law, to form one with little or no trouble; yet the theoretical part of it has been thought too loose and desultory to afford that ready information, which is the great end to be answered in a Work of this nature. The principal object of the present Editor, therefore, has been to obviate this objection, by throwing that part of the Work, so far as it is retain. ed, into a form that may render its contents of more easy ac. cess to the Reader. With this view it is, that, in the present Edition, the Materials contained in the First and Second Vo. lumes of Wood, so far as the same are immediately relevant, to the Practice of Conveyancing, will be selected, and introduced in the form of short Elementary Treatises at the head of each distinct species of Instrument. · By sạch an arrangement, the crude and indigested Materials contained in the First and Second Volumes, as they now stand, and which appear in such a formidable shape, as would intimidate the most industrious mind from attempting a perusal of it, may be made of particular use to Students who pursue this branch of the Law, and of general advantage to the Profession at large.
The consequence of thus reducing the Theoretical Part of the original Work will be, the making considerable room for the insertion of useful Precedents; the object of the Editor being to keep in light the principal end to be answered by this
kind of collection, Variety and general Utility. In which view none of the original Precedents will be omitted, but such as are inadequate to, or improper for, the conveyance of the property intended to be transferred by them.
In the course of the Work the Editor means to furnish such Notes as 'nay tend to explain and illustrate both the Theoretical and Practical Parts, by pointing out the general principles upon which they are founded; as without a thorough acquaintance with these principles, no experience in Practice, however extensive, will render a man a safe and secure Conveyancer.
The New Materials introduced into the First and Second Volumes of the present Edition, consist of observations on the nature, object, and operation of private Acts of Parliament, in which also the manner of soliciting them is pointed out. Observations on the nature of Agreements, &c. An Essay on Powers of Appointment; and additional observations on Alsignments : together with many Notes, in which an attempt is made to explain and elucidate the doctrines advanced in the text, by deduction from first principles; and also some new precedents.
To this Volume is likewise prefixed a new Introduction by the Editor, shewing the origin of the different kinds of estates in things, and attempting to account for the present state of Freehold and Chattel Property.
Each Volume will be preceded by a Table of Contents; and at the end of the Work a copious and methodical Index to the Matter will be given.
Such is the Edition of Wood which the Proprietors now offer the Public, in which no expence will be spared to procure whatever may conduce to render the Work acceptable and useful to the Profession at large, and in particular to those who pursue this branch of it. .
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