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Summary of California Law Tenth (10th) Edition. 16 volumes plus supplements

Summary of California Law Tenth (10th) Edition. 16 volumes plus supplements by Members of the Witkin Legal Institute and B.F.Witkin. 2004-2016. Volumes 1-14 are cloth bound and volumes 15 and 16 are paper bound.  Almost all of the hard bound volumes have 2016 supplements in folders inside the back cover.


"Witkin's Summary of California law provides broad coverage of California law and useful finding devices. Volume 16 contains a subject index for the entire Summary. It also contains detailed outlines for each of the 21 chapters in the 14 substantive volumes. Volume 15 includes several lengthy tables: of cases, code sections, and rules. Because section numbering has changed in the 10th edition of the Summary, volume 15 also contains a table relating 9th edition section numbers to those appearing in the 10th edition.

Each substantive volume of the Summary contains a list of abbreviations, a brief table of contents for the entire Summary and a detailed table of contents for that individual volume. Each chapter within each volume begins with a detailed outline. All of these outlines are reproduced in volume 16, the index volume. Individual hardbound volumes are supplemented annually with pocket parts or paperback supplements. Paperback volumes 15 and 16 are republished each year, with updates incorporated so that there are no separate supplements to the index and tables.

The brief table of contents for the entire Summary is as follows:

Volume 1: Preface, Table of abbreviations:I.Contracts
Volume 2: II. Insurance, III. Workers' compensation
Volume 3: IV. Agency and employment
Volume 4: V. Sales, VI. Negotiable instruments, VII. Secured transactions in personal property, VIII. Security transactions in real property
Volumes 5, 6: IX. Torts
Volumes 7, 8: X. Constitutional law
Volume 9: XI.Taxation, XII.Partnership, XIII. Corporations
Volume 10: XIV. Parent and child
Volume 11: XV. Husband and wife, XVI. Community property
Volume 12: XVII. Real property
Volume 13: XVIII. Personal property, XIX. Equity, XX. Trusts
Volume 14: XXI. Wills and probate
Volume 15: Table of cases, Table of code citations, Table of constitutions, Table of rules, forms, and instructions,Table of ninth and tenth edition sections
Volume 16: Index" --- from the publisher's blurb

While these books have been used, the only real flaw I find is a soiling on the back cover of volume 1 (photographed). Pages are flat without folds. I found no previous owner markings, although I did not go through the volumes page-by-page.