Paris, Stock, 1899, 54pp. original paper softcover binding, handwritten signature on front, written by Gabriel Monod (1844-1912) using the name Pierre Mole. At the end of 1897, the French historian Gabriel Monod was one of the first intellectuals and the first academic to publicly engage in the case of Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish army officer condemned for high treason. Using his technical skills in paleography, Monod had concluded that Dreyfus could not be the author of the single exhibit and
therefore had to be innocent. Important document in the fight against injustice by Monod and other prominent Frenchmen like Emile Zola. See also: C. Creyghton, Impartiality, Objectivity, and Political Engagement in Nineteenth-Century French Historiography Monod and the Dreyfus Affair, 2018.