Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba. B. Traven.
Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba
Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba

Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba

Zurich, Vienna, Prague: Buchergilde Gutenberg, 1933. First edition. 8vo, 254 pp, bound in full slate blue cloth with red blind-stamped titles. Printed dust jacket.

The first edition of the third book in the Mahogany series, and the first book published by the Buchergilde Gutenberg following the seizure of the Berlin Press by the Nazis earlier in that year. This was the first Traven title from the press to bear a dust jacket, and it was a striking one, reproducing a chalk drawing attributed to "FUCK." This wasn't necessarily a middle finger extended to the Nazi's, but rather the name of the artist, Bruno Fuck - a pseudonym of Boris Angelushev, a Bulgarian artist whose work is featured on a number of socialist publications of the 30's. The book didn't appear in English until the 1961 British edition, under the title March to Coabaland, reprinted in 1964 by Dell as March to Monteria.

Treverton 705.

Spine faded and just a touch cocked, with a small, faint droplet stain to top edge, very good or better, in a dust jacket that shows a few small, marginal chips and short closed tears, still easily near fine. Item #23733

Price: $450.00

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