Hannover: Fackeltrager-Verlag, 1960. Hansen-Bahia. Holzschnittfolge. Hardcover. Oblong octavo [15 cm x 20 cm] White, black and red illustrated paper covered boards. Illustrated endsheets. Very good. The covers are a bit faded, and the front cover is slightly yellowed. The covers are also very subtly concave. The plastic coating has pulled away from the spine. There are very small losses from the ends of the spine. The edges of the covers are lightly rubbed. The pages are mildly browned. Item #25369
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.