Zurich: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1936. First edition, second state. Hardcover. 264pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Light blue cloth covered boards with red ink stamped titles. Very good. The spine is faded and subtly rolled. The covers are just a little darkened, and have roughly six or seven very insignificant stains. There is a tiny stain on the fore edge of the text block. Pages mildly browned. Item #25349
Treverton 771-2. 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.