Berlin: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1929. First edition, second state. Hardcover. 206pp. Octavo [24 cm] Light orange brown cloth with decorative black ink stamped titles. Very good. The covers are very subtly faded and bowed. The spine ends are gently bumped. There is a contemporary owner's name, along with a brief notation, on the title page. Tanned pages. Item #25348
Treverton 496-2. Reads "Don't disturb" on p. 61. B. 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.