INSTITUTES OF THE LAWS OF ENGLAND BY EDWARD COKE
Publication Date: 1629-1671
"Coke's extensive and exact legal erudition, and the skill with which he argued the intricate libel case of Lord Cromwell and the celebrated real property case of Shelley, soon brought him a practice never before equaled. This caused him to be universally recognized as the greatest lawyer of his day.
He retired into private life; and the six years that remained to him were spent in revising and improving the works upon which, at least as much as upon his public career, his fame now rests." #0063-0066