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Great Men and Famous Women
A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in history

edited by Charles F. Horne • New York, Selmar Hess, publisher • 1894 first edition, 1899 reprint
[Originally issued in 68 parts, by subscription and bound into 8 volumes.]

Original photogravures, wood-engravings and typogravures 110-115 years old.

Sheet size (most, from 1894 first edition): approximately 11.5 x 8.5 inches
Sheet size (some, from 1899 reprint): approximately 12 x 9.5 inches
Image sizes vary

Please click on the thumbnails below for an enlarged view.
Note: the entire sheet is too large to scan, thus only the scannable portion is shown.

SOLDIERS AND SAILORS • VOLUME I
Also available: Statesmen and Sages, Workmen and Heroes, and Artists and Authors
Attila, The Scourge of God
Attila, 'The Scourge of God'

Ulpiano Checa

Photogravure
'and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen'
'and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen'
[King Nebuchadnezzar]

Georges Rochegrosse

Photogravure
$10
Alexander Discovering the Body of Darius
Alexander Discovering
the Body of Darius

Gustave Doré

Wood Engraving
sold
Hannibal crossing the Rhone
Hannibal crossing the Rhone

Henri-Paul Motte

Photogravure
$15
Generosity of Scipio
Generosity of Scipio

Schopin

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Marius on the Ruins of Carthage
Marius on the Ruins of Carthage

John Vanderlyn

Wood or Steel Engraving
$10
Herman's Triumph over the Romans
Herman's Triumph over the Romans

Paul Thumann

Photogravure
$10
Rome under Trajan—A Chariot Race
Rome under Trajan—A Chariot Race

Ulpiano Checa

Photogravure
$10
The Victims of Galerius
The Victims of Galerius

E.K. Liska

Photogravure
$10
Alaric in Athens
Alaric in Athens

Ludwig Thiersch

Photogravure
$10
The Ides of March
The Ides of March

Carl von Piloty

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
The Last Gladitorial Contest
The Last Gladitorial Contest

J. Stallaert

Wood Engraving
$10
Clovis Punishing a Rebel
Clovis Punishing a Rebel

Alphonse de Neuville

Wood Engraving
$10
Belisarius Receiving Alms
Belisarius Receiving Alms

Jaques-Louis David

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Charles Martel at Tours
Charles Martel at Tours

Charles Stueben

Wood Engraving
$10
Pepin after the Murder of Duke Waifre
Pepin after the Murder of Duke Waifre

Th. Lybaert

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Charlemagne at Witikind's Baptism
Charlemagne at Witikind's Baptism

Paul Thumann

Photogravure
$10
A Norse Raid under Olaf
A Norse Raid under Olaf

Hugo Vogel

Wood Engraving
$15
William at Hastings
William at Hastings

P.J. de Loutherbourg

Wood Engraving
$15
Godfrey de Bouillon Entering Jerusalem
Godfrey de Bouillon Entering Jerusalem

Carl von Piloty

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Saladin
Saladin

Gustave Doré

Wood Engraving
$10
Edward III and the Burghers of Calais
Edward III and the Burghers of Calais

Berthelemy

Wood Engraving
$10
Bertrand du Guesclin
Bertrand du Guesclin

Alphonse de Neuville

Wood Engraving
$10
Henry V Rejects Falstaff
Henry V Rejects Falstaff

Edward Grützner

Photogravure
$10
Huniades at Belgrade
Huniades at Belgrade

Gustave Doré

Wood Engraving
York and Lancaster—The White and Red Roses
York and Lancaster—The White and Red Roses

[unsigned]

Wood Engraving
$10
Pizarro Exhorting his Band at Gallo
Pizarro Exhorting his Band at Gallo

Lizcano

Wood Engraving
$10
Henry IV of France at Home
Henry IV of France at Home

J.D. Ingres

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
The Admiral of the Spanish Armada Surrenders to Drake
The Admiral of the Spanish Armada Surrenders to Drake

Seymour Lucas

Photogravure
$10
Raleigh Parting from his Wife
Raleigh Parting from his Wife

E. Leutze

Wood Engraving
$10
Departure of the Mayflower
Departure of the Mayflower

A.W. Bayes

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Departure of the Mayflower
Wallenstein's Last Banquet

J. Scholz

Typogravure (half-tone)
$10
Gustavus Adolphus before teh Battle of Lutzen
Gustavus Adolphus
before the Battle of Lutzen

Ludwig Braun

Photogravure
[light foxing in margin]
$15