THE BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC AND OTHER ADVENTURES AT SEA by Rowan Stevens, Yates Sterling [sic, i.e. Stirling] , Jr., William J. Henderson, G. E. Walsh, Kirk Munroe, F. H. Spearman, and Others. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1908. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-ii] iii-v [vi-viii] ix-x [xi-xii] [1-2] 3-237  [239-242: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, color illustration affixed to front panel. First edition. The first half of this anthology prints short fiction extrapolating future naval battles fought with advanced weapons: "The Battle for the Pacific: Sorakichi-Prometheus" by Rowan Stevens, "The Bombardment of the Golden Gate: How the Attack on San Francisco was Repulsed" by Yates Stirling, Jr., "A Fight in the Fog: A Hard-won Victory" by Stirling, "The Battle Off the Hook: How the North Atlantic Squadron Met the Enemy" by Stirling, "Harry Borden's Naval Monster: A Ship of the Air" by William J. Henderson, and "The Cruise of a Commerce Destroyer: How the 'Calabria' was Captured" by Stirling. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2092. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 724. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 233. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 00940. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1908 B-357. Several stains to cloth, mostly along top edges, a very good copy in very good printed dust jacket with some shallow chipping at edges, mostly spine ends and corner tips and some staining along top edges, mostly rear panel. Rare in jacket. (#108335).
"Published April, 1908" on copyright page.