DIE INVASION VON 1910. EINFALL DER DEUTSCHEN IN ENGLAND ... Die Seeschlachtkapitel von Admiral H. W. Wilson. Übersetzt von Traugott Tamm. 1. -- 10 Tausend. Berlin: Concordia Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-272 [273: map] [274: printer's imprint] [275-282: ads], one map, original pictorial white wrappers printed in green, blue, red and black, all edges untrimmed. First edition in German, first printing. Perhaps the most widely read of all British future war stories. "In March 1906 the DAILY MAIL declared war on Germany in a serial story which proved to be the most sensational of all the pre-1914 imaginary wars. It was written by Queen Alexandra's favourite novelist, William Le Queux; and his account of the German descent on Britain, THE INVASION OF 1910, aroused such intense interest throughout the world that it was translated into twenty-seven languages including Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese. The story sold over a million copies throughout the world when it was published as a book ... [In 1907 a new edition in German was] given a different ending, and sold in a special edition for boys under the title of DER EINFALL DER DEUTSCHEN IN ENGLAND. The cover of this edition carried a magnificent drawing of the German troops entering the smoking ruins of a thoroughly demolished London." - Clarke, Voices (1992), p. 122. "Probably the most elaborate of the imaginary war novels." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1332. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-647. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 32. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 232. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 503. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 138. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 110-11. Bloch (2002) 1877. Wrappers a just a bit dusty, shallow chipping along overlapping bottom edge of front cover, but a nearly fine copy. A scarce and important edition of this seminal forecast of a future war in Europe. (#159293).
"1. -- 10 Tausend" on title page.