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The Green Bag

penological reform, not methodically, it is true, but in a way that takes for granted fundamental principles of the newer penology, like the individualiza tion of punishment and the preparation of the convict to earn an honest liveli hood after his release. Dr. Whitin is secretary of the National Committee on Prison Labor, and his book purports to be "a brief summary of the findings" of that committee. It is more than merely a tract, a circular, or a report, it is a conscientious and intelligent con tribution to the literature of penology. COOK ON CORPORATIONS A Treatise on the Law of Corporations Having a Capital Stock. By William W. Cook, LL.D., of the New York bar. 7th ed.. 5 vols. Little, Brown & Co., Boston. Pp. lxxii, 4030 + 954 (forms, table of cases, and index). ($32.50 net, delivered.) THIS standard treatise on private corporations, oftencr cited than any other authority, and unquestionably the leading general work in its field, attains increased value by thorough revision and enlargement at the hands of the author. The inclusion of a large number of forms, many of them never before published, is a novel feature of the work which will add to its utility to the practitioner. The extent of the work is increased by one volume, it now running into five volumes, and it is more than ever a monumental treatise on a great topic. Since the work was begun, nearly thirty years ago, about 60,000 citations have been personally examined and summarized by the author. The treatise has been of slow growth, and we can thus understand its freedom from marks of haste or mechanical routine and applaud the skill of the author in building up his edifice of exposition on such firm foundations. Among the important topics which have received much judicial construc tion since the appearance of the last edi

tion in 1908, and have rendered a new edition necessary, are: watered stock, who may buy stock, fraud in sale of stock, trusts, dissolution, frauds on stockholders, ultra vires acts, intra vires acts, powers of officers, stockholders' suits, bonds, receivers, gwasi-public cor porations, telegraph companies, and ex press trusts under the common law. About 6,000 new citations have been prepared and inserted by the author, and he has brought the text fully up-to-date. COHEN'S TRADE UNION LAW Trade Union Law. By Herman Cohen, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law. 3d ed. Stevens & Haynes, Temple Bar. London. Pp. xx, 1S2 + appendices and index 77. (7s. 6d.) THE enactment of the Trade Union Act of 1913, passed to alter the law as declared by the House of Lords in Osborne v. Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants (1910, A. C. 87; see 22 Green Bag 135), has furnished the occasion for a revision of an excellent synopsis of English trade-union law, arranged in the form of a collection of statutes with commentary. The author has brought to his task abilities of a high order; his prefatory matter on the liability of trade-unions for torts, the history of trade-unions, and restraint of trade, will interest even those who would not have occasion otherwise to make use of a book of this sort. HEISLER'S FEDERAL INCORPOR ATION Federal Incorporation: Constitutional Questions Involved. By Roland Carlisle Heisler, Gowen Memorial Fellow in the Law School of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania. 1910-12. Boston Book Co., Boston. Pp. 213 + 8 (table of cases) + 10 (index). ($3.50 net.) AVERY satisfactory treatment of federal incorporation is given in the able but not extensive work for which the University of Pennsylvania