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For the introduction of the student to the study of the law of contract

there is no better book published than the work of Sir William

R. Anson. It is unsurpassed for a systematic arrangement

of topics, for a clear and brief statement of principles, and for a

lucid explanation of those principles. The work contains as much of historical detail as can be read by a beginner with much

profit, without at the same time containing such a "mass of

statement and illustration" as might tend to "oppress and dishearten

the student." The unusual success of the author in

attaining his object is evidenced by the wide popularity of the

numerous editions of his work, and by the extent to which other

writers have used his outline and his text.

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