London: Robert Hale Limited, 1952. First UK edition. Hardcover. 304pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Black cloth over boards with the title stamped in gilt on the backstrip. Very good condition, with light edge wear to the spine and covers, and a slight lean to the spine. There is a contemporary owner's name, along with the date, "April 1952," on the front pastedown. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with subtle age-toning and rubbing, and intermittent small chips and closed tears in the edges. Item #42334
A first edition of the fifth novel in the reclusive author's 'Jungle Novels' series. The 'Jungle' novels chronicle the exploitation of the native peoples living in 'monterias', or mahogany logging camps of the rain forests of Chiapas, by the wealthy Spanish landowners during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz.