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Book Review: Principles of Contract, 31 Yale Law Journal 452 (1922)


Anything coming from the pen of Sir Frederick Pollock -is worth the attention of the American scholar and lawyer, both because of the power of his reasoning and because Sir Frederick has among Englishmen an exceptional knowledge of American problems and American law. Pollock on Contracts has become a classic, and in succeeding editions it has been kept pretty well up to date by the author. The text of the present edition, however, will not be fOJ111d to differ much from that used in Ig05 by Professor Williston in his American edition. There is a little change as to contracts by correspondence, and Dr. Albert Cohen's pamphlet is cited. There is still no chapter on the subject of Discharge. It would have been interesting to get Sir Frederick's explanation of Les AjJretel£rs v. Walford [1929 H. L.] A. C. 801, where a court that purports never to reverse itself deals again with the rights of a third-party beneficiary.

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