A Handsome Copy of Campbell's Lives of the Chief Justices Campbell, John, 1st Baron Campbell [1779-1861]. [Cockcroft, James, Editor]. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till the Death of Lord Tenterden. New and Revised Edition, With Illustrations and Numerous Annotations. Northport, NY: Edward Thompson Co., 1894-1899. Five volumes. Complete set. Quarto (10" x 7-1/2"). Original cloth with contrasting cloth spines, gilt titles to front boards and spines, top-edges gilt, oilcloth dust jackets with gilt titles to spines, cloth-covered slipcases. Light fading and minor spotting to spines of dust jackets, moderate rubbing to extremities of slipcases. Color frontispieces, title pages printed in red and black, interiors notably fresh. $450. * This classic study, which went through several editions, is an incomparable storehouse of legal history and anecdote. "If [Campbell's] jocosity is not always seasonable, or in taste, it seldom fails to amuse.": Atlay, The Victorian Chancellors II:181-183 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 151.
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