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concerning the ninth edition.
THE editor judges it indifpenfible to preserve
the author's text intire. The alterations which will be found therein, fince the publication of the laft edition, were made by the author himfelf, as may appear from a corrected copy in his own handwriting. What the editor hath chiefly attended to is, to note the alterations made by fubfequent acts of parliament. Thefe, together with fome few other neceffary observations, in order to prevent confusion, are inferted separate and diftinct at the bottom of the page.
RI. BUR N.
July 20, 1783.
To be seen at Mr. Cadell's in the Strand.
concerning this eleventh edition.
N this edition, as in the last, the author's text is preserved intire. The editor hath added not only the alterations made by acts of parliament fubfequent to the publication of the laft edition, but alfo references to the Term Reports, which have been fince publifhed. Some manufcript cafes in the editor's poffeffion are also noticed in this edition, wherein the authority of fome paffages in these commentaries hath been denied. Thefe, together with fome notes' and obfervations of his own, the editor hath inserted feparate and distinct at the bottom of the page. The notes added in the tenth edition, are enclosed in brackets, thus , and marked with Italic references; and those added to the prefent edition, thus ().
Temple, Jan. 12, 1791.