1935 · London
by TRAVEN, B.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1935. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19.25cm); red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; red topstain; dustjacket; 355pp, . Cloth mottled, with spine heavily sunned, though gilt still legible; topstain slightly dusty, with light scattered soil to pastedowns and endpapers, and wrinkling to a few terminal pages; Very Good. The edgeworn dustjacket is unclipped, heavily sunned at spine, with a bit of even toning and soil to panels, chipping to spine ends, and a stray ink mark to front panel; Very Good only. Traven's fourth book published in English, and the second novel in his Mahogany series. "It describes the system of debt-slavery, abuses, and corruption under the reign of Mexico's president Porfirio Diaz." The novel did not see publication in the U.S. until 1971, and remains one of Traven's scarcest English language titles in dustjacket. TREVERTON 662. (Inventory #: 17819)