New York: Life Publishing Company, 1910. 8vo. 244 pp. FIRST EDITION THUS. With frontispiece and 3 plates. Original blue publisher’s cloth, star pattern in white to upper cover, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine. Item #11786
First edition thus. Originally published under the title Gloria Victis in 1899, the author made significant changes, adding new chapters and sections and otherwise making major revisions. Mitchell (1854-1918), best known for being the founder of Life Magazine, studied science at Harvard and painting at Paris’ École des Beaux Arts. He was known to be strongly opposed to vaccination, vivisection and the development of medicines, firmly believing that sanitation was the best prevention and cure for everything.