DIE ZUKUNFT RUSSLANDS UND JAPANS. DIE DEUTSCHEN MILLIARDEN IN GEFAHR. Berlin: Carl Heymanns Verlag, 1905. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii,  2-258, original three-quarter green cloth and marbled boards, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges speckled red, green coated endpapers. First edition. Martin's first book speculating on future economics predicts the coming bankruptcy of Russia as its foreign debt obligations become overwhelming. At this time, Martin, a German government economist, also began writing future fiction. DIE ZUKUNFT RUSSLANDS UND JAPANS was published in English as THE FUTURE OF RUSSIA (1906). See Lexikon 1, pp. 178-80. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 213. Bloch (2002) 2056. Several mild scratches to boards, a nearly fine copy with fine interior. (#133678).
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