Berlin: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1932. Early edition. Hardcover. 254pp. Small quarto [24 cm] Light bluish gray cloth with red ink stamped titles on the backstrip and front board. Very good. The spine and areas of the covers are mildly faded. The cloth at the ends of the spine and at the corners of the covers is a bit frayed. Item #39512
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.