The Most Elaborately Illustrated Edition 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, Long Island, N.Y.: Edward Thompson Co., 1894-1899. Five volumes. 126 full page illustrations, 13 of which are colored lithographs. Complete set. Quarto (10" x 7-1/2"). Original white spines over crimson boards with gilt fillets, gilt titles to front boards and spines, top-edges gilt. Minor rubbing, scuffing and soiling, light fading to spines, corners bumped. Color frontispieces, title pages printed in red and black, interiors notably fresh. $450. * New and Revised edition. 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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