As the Downing Professor of the Laws of England, F. W. Maitland lectured on equity at Cambridge for 18 years, ending in 1906. The lectures were first published in 1909 under the editorship of A. H. Chaytor and W. J. Whittaker. They were reprinted seven times before being published in 1936 in a second edition edited by J. Brunyate, who added some notes to Maitland's lectures. This edition is replicated here. Equity is an important aspect of English law. Its rules grew up to supplement Common Law and largely concern such matters as wills and trusts.
Preface, table of cases, table of statutes, and list of chancellors; 1. The origin of equity (I); 2. The origin of equity (II); 3. Uses and trusts; 4. The modern trust; 5. Creation of a trust; 6. Trusts implied, resulting and constructive; 7. The rights and duties of trustees; 8. The duties of trustees; 9. The nature of equitable estates and interests (I); 10. The nature of equitable estates and interests (II); Note on Oliver v. Hinton and Walker v. Linom; 9. The nature of equitable estates and interests (III); 12. The present relations of equity and the common law; Note on restrictive covenants; 13. Mortgages; Note on the law of property since 1925; 14. The remedies for breach of trust; Note on trusts; 15. Satisfaction and ademption; 16. Administration of assets (I); 17. Administration of assets (II); Note on administration of assets; 18. Conversion; 19. Election; Note on election; 20. Specific performance; 21. Injunctions; Index.