London: Jonathan Cape, 1940. First UK edition. Hardcover. 256pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Tan cloth covered boards with a blue ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. The extremities are very lightly soiled and stained. Several small ripples in the cloth of the rear board. The spine is rolled, and the edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped. There is a small discolored area on the spine. The edges of the text block are foxed. The endsheets have a bookseller's small label, two ink stamps, and a previous owner's brief notation. The text block is just beginning to crack at p. 129. The dust jacket is in fair condition, with large losses from the top edge. The bottom edge has several small open tears. Brief numerical notation on the front inside flap. Mildly age-toned and rubbed. Item #18773
'The Bridge in the Jungle' (Die Brucke im Dschungel) was originally written as a short story and was intended to be the title piece of Traven's short story collection. It was serialized in Vorwarts in 1927.