New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First American Edition. First American edition of Traven's major novel - an English language edition by Traven himself, not a translation. Preceded by the UK edition published by Chatto & Windus (1934), which was translated from the German by Basil Creighton. Basis for John Huston's Oscar-winning film noir (1948), starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt. TREVERTON 261; The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.324-325. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and embossed to front cover; purple topstain; dustjacket; , 366pp. Topstain dulled and slightly dust-soiled, some minor wear to extremities, resulting in minor board exposure at corners, with a thin crack to gutter at rear endpaper; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), edgeworn, with stains to spine ends, front flap and front panel; front panel is fully reinforced with white cardstock on verso; sharp vertical folds to rear panel, spine, and front panel, with subtle touch-ups to a few scratches and front panel fold; Good, complete example. (Inventory #: 23573)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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