IL DRAMMA Alfredo Dreyfus NARRATO DA FORTUNIO ILLUSTRATO DA 124 DISEGNI - The Drama of Alfred Dreyfus, edited by Fortunio, published by SOCIETA EDITRICE SONZOGNO, MILAN 1899 - First edition. Early coverage of the affair published in Italy, a thick volume accompanied by 124 large photographs documenting the affair from its beginning to its final stages leading up to Dreyfus' final acquittal. Italian.
Extensive coverage of the Dreyfus affair in all its stages, including extensive reference to press publications published during it, outbreaks of anti-Semitism, references to secret documents that influenced the course of the trial, quotes from letters written by Dreyfus while imprisoned on Devil's Island, and the actions of prominent figures in the affair for and against Dreyfus. It was published towards the end of the affair with Dreyfus' complete acquittal, accompanied by pictures of the main characters and scenes during it. Among other things, the pictures include an extensive review of Alfred Dreyfus, starting with his enlistment in the French army, accusing him of treason through no fault of his own, the sword-breaking ceremony in the court of the École Militaire, sending him to prison, and the retrial in Rennes after the appeal against his verdict, scenes from inside the courtroom, many pictures of the defense and prosecution personnel at the trial, pictures of the heroes of the case for and against Dreyfus, and more.
VIII, 590 pages. 30 cm. Cover with illustration of Dreyfus. Stains and light wear on the cover. Slight tear with loss at the upper part of the front cover. Good condition.