THE COMING CONFLICT OF NATIONS: OR THE JAPANESE-AMERICAN WAR. Springfield, Illinois: H. W. Rokker, . Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-5 [6-7] 8-306, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. "Future history and an imaginary war with an element of fantastic science." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction, the Early Years 771. Japanese, German and Brazilian forces line up against the United States and Britain and are defeated, but just barely. One positive outcome is the formation of an Anglo-American Federation and an International Congress. This book appeared in the midst of a flurry of future war fantasies, the period of 1906-1909 seeing more such titles published than at anytime until the early 1950s. In 1895 the author, writing as "Hugo Barnaby," published another tale of future conflict: THE MARSHAL DUKE OF DENVER; OR, THE LABOR REVOLUTION OF 1920. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War, p. 233. Not in Clarke, Tale of the Future, third edition. Bleiler (1978), p. 73. Reginald 05453. Not in Smith, American Fiction 1901-1925. Light wear to cloth at lower spine end, several spots and scuffs to cloth, a very good copy. (#165776).
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