BANZAI ! by PARABELLUM (pseud. of Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff, 1871-1935)


Edition: First US Edition

Leipzig / New York: Theodor Weicher / Baker & Taylor, 1909. Red cloth. pp (xii), 320 + frontispiece and 2 plates. Spine sunned with gilt lettering dull; bruises and small tears to lower edge of front cover; ink initials at front; page edges yellowed; bit of wear to outer corners; VG otherwise. A yellow peril imaginary war novel involving a Japanese invasion of America in which the Pacific Fleet is destroyed and Japanese and Chinese-Americans rise up in rebellion. One plate shows American artillery vs Japanese dirigibles fighting it out over Oregon. A detailed, highly racist story according to Clareson. Reginald 6253, Bleiler (1978) p 154, Clareson, SF in America p. 134. Original German edition was in 1908.

Book ID: 41780
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