New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1952. First American edition. Hardcover. 377pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Black cloth with decorative silver stamping to front board and the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Very good. The spine is subtly rolled, and the spine ends are very lightly bumped. The rear board is lightly rubbed, and has a small abraded stain. Slight foxing to the edges of the text block. In a very good dust jacket, with mild rubbing and age-toning. The edges are just a little bit chipped. Item #16217
This work is the fifth novel in the reclusive author's 'Jungle Novels' series. The 'Jungle' novels chronicle the exploitation of the native peoples living in 'monterias', or mahogany logging camps of the rain forests of Chiapas, by the wealthy Spanish landowners during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz.