Zurich: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. 264pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Light blue cloth covered boards with red ink stamped titles. Very good. The cloth on the spine and covers is very bright and attractive. There is a slight lean to the spine, and the corners of the covers are gently bumped. The pages are subtly tanned. The binding is strong. Item #35161
Treverton 771-1 (yellow head band), Recknagel 455, Hagemann 196, Howard 11a. 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.