This section is from the book "Dart's Treatise On The Law And Practice Relating To Vendors And Purchasers Of Real Estate", by J. Henry Dart . Also available from Amazon: A treatise on the law and practice relating to vendors and purchasers of real estate.
An auction, in the widest sense of the term, is any mode of sale, however conducted, in which the vendor comes under an express or implied obligation to part with the property to the highest bidder; a general direction to sell by auction, would, however, it is conceived, only authorise a sale by auction in the usual mode.
Auction, what it is.
Direction to sell by.