Berlin: Buchmeisterverlag GmbH, 1931. Early edition. Hardcover. 319pp. Octavo [19 cm] Orange and black cloth covered boards. Very good condition. The top edge of the text block is lightly scratched. The covers are very gently bowed, and have a couple of very insignificant light stains. Item #25502
B. 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.