Place Published: London
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Date Published: 1979
Edition: First Allison & Busby edition
Book Id: 42257
200pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black cloth over boards, with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine, with light edge wear to the spine and covers, and very minor soiling on the top edge of the text block. Allison & Busby editions typically have darkened pages, but pages of this copy are white and clean. In a very good dust jacket, with subtle yellowing.
From the dust jacket- "The Cotton-Pickers, though probably Traven's earliest novel, shows the same combination of expert story-telling and profound and truthful vision which made his subsequent novels, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Death Ship, so widely acclaimed. Traven's personality is strongly present in his writing but until recently his work has been the only source of reliable information about this mysterious figure, so successfully did he conceal his identity."