ARMAGEDDON 190-

SEESTERN

Published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1907
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Unwins Colonial Library - Rare 1st edition. Authorized translation by G. Herring. With an introduction by Sir E. R. Fremantle. Red boards with imprinted title and design to front. Gilt titling to spine. Wear and slight discoloration to boards with sunned spine. Sound with tight hinges. 402 pages with 17 pages of ads. Pencilled name inside with browning strips to endpapers and browning to preliminaries & advertisement pages. Pages tight and generally clean. First english translation of this prophetic futuristic novel. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: ARMAGEDDON 190-
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
Publication Date: 1907
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good+
Edition: First Edition.

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Seestern; translated by G. Herring; with an Introduction by E. R. Fremantle
Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London (1907)
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Book Description T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1907. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Ex-library, with ink number on spine and rubber stamp on front endpaper "Toi Tois Library and Social Club". No other library markings. Invercargill bookseller's ticket on front endpaper. Spine very faded. Small stains to margins of front endpaper and half-title leaf. ; Colonial edition, "Unwin's Colonial Library". Published in the same year as the first edition in English. xxiii, [1], 402, [2] pages + [2], 16, [2] pages publisher's advertisements. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and blind-stamped title and publisher's logo on front board. Page dimensions: 184 x 118mm. "Seestern" was a pseudonym used by an anonymous author. Future history novel, European wars. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 17159

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Grautoff, Ferdinand H., writing as "Seestern."
Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd., London (1907)
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Book Description Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd., London, 1907. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix-xxiii [xxiv] 1-402 [403: printer's imprint] [404: blank], original pictorial black cloth, front panel stamped in gray, red and white, spine panel stamped in red and gray. First edition in English. Translation of '1906' DER ZUSAMMENBRUCH DER ALTEN WELT (1905). Account of an imaginary world war set in the near future that exhausts the European nations and shifts the balance of power to the United States and Russia. "The English introduction of the revolutionary dreadnought battleships, and the Moroccan crisis of 1905, stimulated the writing of a number of German war visions. The most successful of these was Ferdinand Grautoff's '1906' DER ZUSAMMENBRUCH DER ALTEN WELT (1905). By 1907, 125,000 copies had been published. This best seller would serve as an archetype for the genre well into the 1930s. In his account of a coming Anglo-German conflict, Grautoff exhorted the public to support the Kaiser's quest for a stronger navy. '1906' was a skillful mixture of fact and fiction, a persuasive portrayal of future war and Germany's stake in expanding its power at sea." - Fisher, Fantasy and Politics: Visions of the Future in the Weimar Republic, p. 4. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1991. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 34. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 232. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 191. Bleiler (1978), p. 177. Reginald 06254. See Bloch (2002) 2866. Old prize label affixed to front free endpaper, contemporary ink gift inscription above it. Cloth lightly worn at edges, a very good copy. (#143286). Bookseller Inventory # 143286

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