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27 Cornell L. Q. 302 (1941-1942)
Cases and Materials on the Law of Sales. By Lawrence Vold

handle is hein.journals/clqv27 and id is 330 raw text is: CORNELL LAW QUARTERLY

Although in certain cases there are definite advantages in the Rush plan,
the problem of interlevel functional and financial relationships must be worked
out more satisfactorily before the plan will receive as wide use as the author
The book is replete with facts-numerous excerpts from leading pertinent
cases, portions of state constitutions, and supporting letters from leading muni-
cipal authorities throughout the country. This procession of data seems to
subordinate the generalizations which should have been given more promi-
nence. The chapter Obstacles to City and County Consolidated and the
concluding one, Results of the City-County Consolidated, which are two
of the shortest in the book, might have been developed more fully. Although
the author seems too enthusiastic in his advocacy of home rule, he has, never-
theless, presented a rather complete picture of the city-county consolidated
and its possible solution to important problems in local government.
Ned Weissberg*
Ithaca, New York
Cases and Materials on the Law of Sales. By LAWRENCE VOLD. St. Paul:
West Publishing Co. 1941. Pp. xxxiv, 945.
To the student of sales, Lawrence Vold has already become a familiar name
by the publication in 1931 of his admirable Handbook of the Law of Sales
and his publication in 1933 of the third edition of Woodward's Cases on Sales.
Now in his own collection of cases we find accentuated the characteristics of
his prior work.
The book begins with transfer of title, including risk of loss. It continues
with a chapter covering future goods, fungible goods, open price arrangements,
the Statute of Frauds, and motor vehicle registratior certificates. Then come
interests in goods as security for the price, with a short text on chattel mort-
gages; sale or return, sale on approval, and Factors' Acts; fraudulent reten-
tion and bulk sales; warranties; delivery and payment, inspection, and accep-
tance; and remedies of the seller and of the buyer.
In the preface the editor says, that he has sought to select cases which
vividly exemplify business practices now current in the field of marketing
of goods and has tried to avoid cases whose facts are obsolete as measured
by current marketing practices. Most of the cases selected were decided within
the last twenty years, and many of them within the last five years.1 An
inspection of the cases furnishes confirmation. Occasionally a section begins
with a case from the last century, but elsewhere such cases are rare indeed.
The number of decisions subsequent to the publication of his text in 1931 is
astonishing. The cases have been well chosen and edited.
There is a table of authors of the cited texts and articles. The appendix
contains the relevant statutes and includes copies of commercial instruments
A few of the sections are introduced by notes by the editor, of which the
*Assistant in Government, Cornell University.
1P. ix.

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