New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First American edition. Hardcover. 286pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Original green cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The covers are mildly stained along the joints. The rear cover has a two tiny dark stains, and a jagged 4 inch long, light, jagged scratch mark. The spine is sunned. There is a small soiled scuff mark on the bottom edge of the text block. The endsheets are darkened, and there is a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endsheet. The pages are tanned. The book is sturdy. Treverton 436, Hagemann 123, Recknagel 447, Howard 5c. Item #34886
Most of B. Traven's work was originally published in Germany. His first book was The Death Ship.