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Legal TWorks by Leonard A. Jones.
A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF MORTGAGES OF REAL PROP.
ERTY. Fourth Edition, revised and enlarged. 2 vols. 8vo, 920 pages each.
Price $12.00, net. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF CORPORATE BONDS AND
MORTGAGES. Being Second Edition of “Railroad Securities." Sec
ond Edition. 1 vol. 8vo, 664 pages. Price $6.00, net. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF MORTGAGES OF PERSONAL
PROPERTY. Third Edition, revised and enlarged. 1 vol. 8vo, 820 pages.
Price $6.00, net. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF PLEDGES, including Collateral Securities. I vol. 8vo, 634 pages.
Price $6.00, net. A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF LIENS. COMMON LAW, STATUTORY,
EQUITABLE, AND MARITIME. 2 vols. 8vo, 740 pages each. Price $12.00, net. These works, treating of the three forms of security upon property,
Mortgages, Pledges, and Liens, - while separately complete, have been prepared with a view to the relations of the subjects to each other; and each treatise contains references to the others: so that all together constitute one work upon the subject of Property Securities. FORMS IN CONVEYANCING, AND GENERAL LEGAL FORMS,
comprising Precedents for ordinary Use, and Clauses adapted to Special and Unusual Cases. With Practical Notes, I vol. 8vo, 968 pages. Price $6.00, net.
* For sale by Law Booksellers. Sent, post-paid, on receipt of price by the Publishers, HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY,
BOSTON AND NEW YORK.
LEONARD A. JONES,
AUTHOR OF TREATISES ON "MORTGAGES OF REAL PROPERTY," CHATTEL MORTGAGES
THIRD EDITION, REVISED,
BOSTON AND NEW YORK:
SINCE the publication of the first edition of this book five years ago, I have heard of its use in every part of the country. I am thus assured that a Book of Forms may be national in character and use, though in this country such a book has commonly been regarded as a local one. I sought to adapt the book for general use by giving the local common forms of every State, and by gathering the general forms from a wide range. I am indebted to members of the Bar, in States widely separated, for the use of instrưments carefully drafted and used by them in their own practice. In several instances I was allowed to select forms from manuscript collections made for private use. Other forms I adapted from the best English forms. To all the general forms, whether drawn by myself or by others, I sought to give some degree of uniformity in style and some conciseness of expresssion.
The chief use of general forms, as distinguished from common local forms, is to suggest to the draftsman the different provisions that should be considered in drafting the instrument in hand. It is not often that a form can be an exact model of the instrument to be drawn.
The present edition contains more than fourteen hundred forms, of which a little less than half are full precedents, and the remainder general clauses not contained in the precedents. Over two hundred forms have been added in this edition.
Some common forms of deeds and mortgages given in the former edition have been omitted in this. In cases where forms only slightly differing from each other are in use in several States, one form has been given for all such States. By such omissions the additions now made have increased the book in size by only a little more than a hundred pages.
In the notes referring to statutes, accuracy has been made of the first consideration; and the latest statutes have been examined and referred to. If members of the Bar will take the trou. ble to favor me with copies of instruments which are different froin those in this book, or better, I shall be under much obligation to them, and perbaps at some future time can make the book a better one.