Berlin: Verlag der Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. 213pp. Small quarto [24 cm] Light orange cloth covered boards with an orange ink stamped title on the spine, and orange and gray decorative ink stamped designs on the spine and front cover. Very good. There are a few traces of very minor, barely perceptible staining to the extremities. The boards are a tiny bit warped. The endsheets are mildly darkened, and the pages are a little tanned. Very attractive. Item #34863
Treverton 244, Recknagel 440, Hagemann 45, Farmer 1. The first line on page 18 ends with "und," however the "s" chapter heading on p. 103 is not inverted. "B. Traven's early life is a jungle of conjecture, myth, and misdirection. Even today, with access to both the Traven archives in Mexico and the Marut archives at the University of California at Riverside, nothing is known about his childhood, his parents, or even the name he was born with." - Edward N. Treverton.