Book Reviews

This is an admirable book for the use of students in any properly organized law’school; that is, a school possessing an instructor able to so develop the subject of Titles to Real Property as neither to confuse the student with a mass of historical- detail, nor, on the other hand, to lead him to believe that in considering the modern law of. Real Property -he may ignore *ihat is obsolete in. practice. The book can well be used, as the editor seems to have intended it-to be used, as, “the basis of the- beginning course in Property” Both the arrangement of the topics and the selection of cases and readings are well adapted to show the true relation between the past and the present. The cases are judiciously. selected, from ;a wide field: of the three hundred in the book about one-fourth in number are English, yet almost every American State is represented; though, for obvious reasons, decisions from the reports of New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania predominate. Very recent decisions have not been overlooked, and the inclusion of these must cause the student to appreciate the fact that ancient principles have often an interesting and unexpected application to modem conditions. The order in which the topics are discussed, from Seisin to the Conveyance Operating under Modem Statutes, is scientific and will aid the student in obtaining a correct perspective. The notes will prove most helpful to the teacher and willinducb the industrious student to investigate. There seems to be no valid reason for the omission of an index from a case book; this volume has an index which adds much to its utility. The General Editor of the American Casebook Series is to be congratulated on adding to his valuable list such an excellent work as Professor Aigler’s Volume on Titles to Real Property