New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First American Edition. Early travel narrative by Greene, chronicling his journey into the little-known parts of Mexico (Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco) in order to report first hand on the official campaign there against the Catholic Church. Most of his experiences there would provide the background for his 1940 novel The Power and The Glory. Illustrated throughout, with the author's own photographs. Wobbe A14.b. Item #4817
First Printing, preceded by the UK edition published the same year, under the title The Lawless Roads. Octavo (22cm); terracotta cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; brown topstain; map endpapers; dustjacket; [x],279pp; illus. Hint of sunning to spine, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00), sunned at spine and flap folds, with chipping to spine ends and corners (none affecting lettering), and a neat 2.5" split at upper left joint; Very Good+.