Melvin Belli's Copy Osborn, Albert S. [1858-1946]. Wigmore, John Henry [1863-1943], Introduction. The Mind of the Juror as Judge of the Facts, Or the Layman's View of the Law. A Study of the Contentious Trial. Albany: The Boyd Printing Co., 1937 [printed 1938]. xiii, 239 pp. Cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title to spine and front board, top-edge gilt, colored textured endpapers. A few minor nicks, light rubbing to spine ends and corners, boldly signed "Melvin Belli/ SF, April, 1952" to front free endpaper. $250. * Second printing. Belli, a San Francisco attorney, was famous for his colorful personality, innovative use of graphic evidence and expert witnesses, important class-action cases on behalf of consumers and celebrity clients, such as the Rolling Stones, Muhammad Ali, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Known as the "King of Torts" and "Melvin Bellicose," he won over $600 million in damages for his clients over the course of his legal career.
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