London: Allison & Busby, 1979. First Allison & Busby edition. Hardcover. 200pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black cloth over boards, with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine, with light edge wear to the spine and covers, and very minor soiling on the top edge of the text block. Allison & Busby editions typically have darkened pages, but pages of this copy are white and clean. In a very good dust jacket, with subtle yellowing. Item #42257
From the dust jacket- "The Cotton-Pickers, though probably Traven's earliest novel, shows the same combination of expert story-telling and profound and truthful vision which made his subsequent novels, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Death Ship, so widely acclaimed. Traven's personality is strongly present in his writing but until recently his work has been the only source of reliable information about this mysterious figure, so successfully did he conceal his identity."