THE CARRETA

Traven, B. (novel); Creighton, Basil (translation)

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Date Published: 1935
Edition: First UK Edition
Book Id: 1859

Description

First Impression. Octavo; blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; gray topstain; dustjacket; 314pp, [1]; illus. frontispiece. Spine ends gently nudged, else Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 7s. 6d. net), lightly spine-sunned, with a bit of hand soil to lower half of same and two tiny nicks at spine ends; Very Good+ or better.

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The third Traven novel to be presented to the English public, and the first book in his six-volume Mahogany, or jungle, series, presenting the birth and development of the Mexican revolution of 1910. Set in southern Mexico, the series follows a group of Indians through a cycle of repression, revolt, and reemergence. First published in 1930 in Berlin by Büchergilde Gutenberg, this edition represents the novel's first translation into English; the American edition, published by Hill & Wang in 1970, is a slightly revised version of the British edition. Easily the scarcest of the author's English language editions, especially so in dustjacket. Treverton 589, p.65-67.


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