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less enough at best, is here rendered wholly useless by the fact that it does not state where the case is cited. The alphabetical arrangement scarcely goes beyond the first letter of plaintiffs* names, and the first table is followed by eight pages of additional cases cited, without any- thing to call attention to the fact that they are not all under one alphabet. It would require at least one more table of additional cases to include all the decisions on the subject, if that is what was intended. For example, only five of the fourteen cases given under Lis Pendens^ in Kinney's Digest of the Supreme Court Decisions, appear in these lists. The index is alphabetical only as to the principal words, and this makes its fulness its worst feature. Thus, under Lis Pendens is a jumble of references, five pages in length; the references to "Territorial scope of" are scattered through those five pages in three different places.

There is also an appendix of thirty-seven pages containing the Ordinances of Lord Bacon, loi in numbfer. These are added, because No. 1 2 relates to Lis Pendens^ and they " will be of interest to the pro- fession for ready reference."

For giving a clear idea of Lis Pendens the book is scarcely equal to the nine sections in Pomeroy's Equity Jurisprudence, and it is unsatisfac- tory as a digest, because it does not contain all the cases, and what it does contain cannot be found. W. H. C.

��The Law of Partnership. By Clement Bates. Chicago: T. H. Flood & Co. In 2 volumes. 8vo. cxciii and 1,234 pages.

Mr. Bates states very truly in his preface that " the American law [of partnership] not only has several new topics, but in many respects has developed along lines diverging from the English, and in a few respects quite opposite." The book before us aims especially to co- ordinate the American cases and formulate the principles underlying them, though English cases are also fully treated, particularly when they have affected American law.

Of the great labor and care spent in preparation there can be no question. All the decisions have been considered, and the citations of authorities are exceptionally full, — indeed, as a storehouse of cases the book leaves nothing to be desired.

The author's treatment of the subject is also in the main very satis- factory, and any exceptions to this are perhaps rather due to the incomplete state of the law of partnership than to any defect in present- ing it. In a chapter entitled The Firm as an Entity" it is truly said '* there are certain parts of the law difficult to explain except upon the theory that a partnership is an entity," and a more frequent recog- nition of this in other chapters would have been well; for example, can the fact that a judgment against an adult partner, his minor co- partner having pleaded infancy, may be satisfied by execution against the firm property be explained on any other theory than that the judg- ment is regarded as really against the firm as an entity ?

The rights of firm creditors to be paid out of the firm property in preference to separate creditors is treated by the author as wholly de- pendent on the equity of the individual partners to have the assets so applied. Such an equity the partners undoubtedly have, but whether the rights of the creditors are dependent on this may well be doubted. How and why firm creditors should be "subrogated" to the equity of the individual partners is by no means clear, and an adoption of this view seems to lead to the very undesirable result actually reached in