LA TRIBUNA ILLUSTRATA DELLA DOMENICA [DREYFUS ISSUE]
Roma : Stab. Tip. Della Tribuna, 1898. Item #38308
1st Edition. Original Illustrated Wrappers. 4to. -296 pages ; 44 cm. In Italian. English title: “The Illustrated Sunday Tribune” Issue N. 37. With a full front page Dreyfus illustration, in full color, titled "il dramma dreyfus - la fine del falsario, ” depicting an angel of death killing a man and blaming the incident on Dreyfus who sits shackled in jail. This issue of the Tribune was published in the same year as Emile Zola’s “J’accuse, ” and a year before Dreyfus was given a pardon. “‘The illustrated Tribune’ was an Italian weekly published in Rome… (it) was the weekly illustrated (magazine) preferred by Italians from the nineteenth century to the advent of television… (running from 1890 to 1969) . ” (Wikipedia, 2017) The back illustration of the periodical contains another full-page illustration of the death of John Hopkinson and his family on a mountain in the Alps. “John Hopkinson (1849 – 1898) was a British physicist… who invented the three-wire (three-phase) system for the distribution of electrical power…On 27 August 1898, Hopkinson and three of his six children, John Gustave, Alice and Lina Evelyn, were killed in a mountaineering accident on the Petite Dent de Veisivi, Val d'Herens, in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) Other articles of note include an illustrated guide of late 19th century Italian women’s fashion, and a nice example of a mate-in-2 chess problem off of an Evans Gambit. Period Ads throughout. OCLC + Worldcat are unclear about holdings for specific issues but list about 15-30 copies worldwide. In remarkably good condition with bright illustrations and very little wear. Pages are clear and without markings. Very good condition. (FR-3-2).