"THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY IN MAINTAINING THE SYSTEM OF SLAVERY"
(LORD CAMPBELL, John) HILDRETH, Richard. Atrocious Judges. New York and Auburn, 1856.
First edition of the provocative attorney's challenge to the antebellum judiciary and congressional leadership, with Hildreth commenting on a British work by John Lord Campbell to proclaim American judges and attorneys complicit in a proslavery regime of "some two hundred thousand petty tyrants," and documenting the incendiary Passmore Williamson case, a handsome copy. $1500.