Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba. B. TRAVEN.

Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba

Zürich: Büchergilde Gutenberg, 1933. First German Edition. Third book in Traven's Mahogany series, and the first of his books published by the new Büchergile Gutenberg in Zurich following the appropriation of the Berlin press by the Nazi's in May 1933. The novel was not published in English until 1961, when Robert Hale released it under the title March to Caobaland; the American edition, retitled March to the Monteria, is a reprint of the UK edition that was published by Dell as a mass market paperback in 1964. It tells the story of Celso, a Mexican Indian peasant trapped into debt slavery in a mahogany (caoba) camp deep in the jungle, which he slowly realizes he will never be able to get away from, earning barely enough to sustain his endless labors. A scarce title in dustjacket. TREVERTON 705, p.75-77. Octavo (23.5cm); blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in maroon on spine and front cover; red topstain; dustjacket; 255pp. Some trivial wear to spine ends, else Fine. Dustjacket is lightly edgeworn, with several short edge tears (a few archivally mended on verso) and some minor touch-up to the black portions at spine ends; overall a bright, Very good+ example.

Price: $850.00

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