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Traven, B.
The Carreta
London: Chatto & Windus, 1935. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/near fine. First edition of The Carreta by B. Traven, in publisher's first state dust jacket. Octavo, 314, [2]. Turquoise cloth, title in gilt on spine. Top edge dyed blue. First edition statement on copyright page, noting that it was published in "April 1935." Frontispiece illustration with tissue cover. Clean text, with no extraneous markings. (Treverton, 589) In publisher's first state dust jacket, "7s.6d" retail price on front flap, hint of toning to spine, small chip at bottom edge of spine, bright illustrations, an exceptional example. The Carreta is the first of Traven's six-volume Mahogany (Jungle) Series, detailing the Mexican revolution of 1910. It was first published in Germany in 1931 as Der Karren. Due to its success, Traven quickly appeared on the Nazi blacklist of "undesirable authors." This novel, along with Government and White Rose was ordered to be confiscated from the public. The first English language edition (this edition), was published in 1935 in London.
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