A Trial Discussed by Wigmore [Trial]. Best, John C. [1865-1902], Defendant. The Official Report of the Trial of John C. Best for Murder. Superior Court of Massachusetts. Before Hon. Edgar J. Sherman and Hon. Jabez Fox, Justices. From Notes of the Official Stenographers. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 1903. 863 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Original law calf, red and black lettering pieces to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, front hinge cracked but secure, front board starting, internally pristine. $95. * First edition. John C. Best was indicted for the murder of George E. Bailey in 1901. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death in the electric chair. According to Wigmore, this is "a good example of a trial for assassination motivated by hostility." Wigmore, The Principles of Judicial Proof 1171.
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