كتاب فضائل الصحابة
للإمام أبي عبد الله أحمد بن حنبل
حققه و خرج أحاديثه الشيخ وصي الله بن محمد بن عباس
« Fadâ-il As-Sahâbah », is a wonderful book of Imam Ahmad: This is a collection of nearly 2,000 hadiths regarding the merits of the companions.
After quoting the hadiths on the merits of the companions in general, Imam Ahmad quotes the words of the companions the ones after the others; Abu Bakr, 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab, 'Uthman, Ali ... and so on.
In a beautiful edition in 2 volumes, transcribed according to a manuscript with an incredible amount of work of referencing and authentication on the hadiths done by Shaykh WassiouLlah 'Abbas, which is also his doctoral thesis.