Berlin: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1932. Early edition. Hardcover. 220pp. Orange cloth covered boards with black ink stamped titles. Very good. The spine is very subtly faded and moisture stained. The edges of the covers are gently bumped. There are several very tiny stains on the top edge of the front cover. There is a contemporary owner's brief notation on the half title page. The pages are mildly darkened. Item #25359
Traven is one of the most mysterious figures of 20th-century literature. His true identity is still subject to much doubt. Although Traven claimed to be an American, his most famous works were first published in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s. Nothing definitive is known about Traven's beginnings. Never the less, Traven's novels have been translated into more than 30 languages and they have sold more than 25 million copies.