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THE

LAW OF REAL PROPERTY,

BEING

A COMPLETE GOMPENDIUM OF REAL ESTATE LAW, EMBRAGING: ALL GUR-
RENT GASE LAW, GAREFULLY SELEGTED, THOROUGHLY ANNOTATED
AND AGGURATELY EPITOMIZED; GOMPARATIVE STATUTORY
GONSTRUGTION OF THE LAWS OF THE SEVERAL STATES;
AND EXHAUSTIVE TREATISES UPON THE MOST
IMPORTANT BRANCHES OF THE LAW

OF REAL PROPERTY.

EDITED BY

TILGHMAN E. BALLARD,
EMERSON E. BALLARD,

AUTHORS OF

* Ballards' Real Estate Statutes of Indiana,” “Ballards' Real Estate Statutes of Ken-
tucky," "Ballard's Ohio Law of Real Property," and Editors, with Mr. Thornton,

of Thornton & Ballards' Annotated Indiana Practice Code."

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PUBLISHER'S INTRODUCTORY:

Wideness of the field covered by this work.

More than one-half of all the civil cases which are act:ally litigated upon their merits in courts of last resort, and a large proportion of the statutes enacted by the several state legislatures, and the national congress, either directly or indi. rectly affect some right, title or interest in some sort of real property and may all be logically classified under the following sub-divisions of that very important branch of the law known as THE LAW OF REAL PROPERTY :

Abstracts
Abutting owners
Acknowledgments
Adverse possession
Aliens
Assignments for creditors
Bona fide purchaser
Boundaries
Cemeteries
Charitable uses
Community property
Contracts
Corporations
Covenants
Crops
Curtesy and dower
Dangerous premises
Dedication
Deeds
Definition of terms

Descent
Description of real estate
Easements
Ejectment
Eminent domain
Equity
Estates
Estoppel
Evidence
Execution sales
Executors and administrators
Fences
Fixtures
Forcible entry
Fraud, duress, etc.
Fraudulent conveyances
Homestead
Husband and wife
Improvements
Infants and insane persons

Insurance
Irrigation
Judicial sales
Landlord and tenant
Leases
License
Liens
Married women
Mechanics' liens
Mines
Mortgages
Notice
Nuisance
Occupying claimants
Partition
Partnership realty
Party walls
Plats and surveys
Possession
Power of Attorney
Private ways
Public lands
Quieting title
Railroads
Real actions

Real estate agent
Records and recording
Redemption
Reformation
Remainders
Rents
Repairs
Resulting trusts
Right of way
Riparian owners
Specific performance
Starting fires
Statute of frauds
Statute of limitations
Surface waters
Taxes and tax titles
Tenants in common
Timber and trees
Title
Trespass
Trusts
Vendor and vendee
Waste
Waters
Wills

Of these subjects, those which pertain exclusively to real estate are exhaustively covered, and the others are treated just as thoroughly upon all points which can in any way affect any kind of an interest in real property. The test as to when to consult this work lies in the answer to the question, is land, houses, water, or any real interest or right thereto involved, whether the question be one of law, equity, evidence or practice. The comprehensive and thorough analysis of the many şub-divisions of the many subjects covered is fully shown by the one complete index to the entire series always kept up under one alphabetical arrangement. It is a real index. It finds what you want, and finds it quick.

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