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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
345 &  pages; Publisher's red-orange cloth, with title and a "T" devise stamped in gilt and black on the spine and front cover, top edges decoratively stained green. A bright, unworn copy, with just a neat owner's signature on the title page, dated 1950. There are two copies of the pictorial dust jacket -- (the top copy has minor tears and chips, but the lower copy, although also displaying a few similar tears and chips, is startlingly bright and clean). This text was the third of B. Traven's "Jungle" series, (also known as the Caoba, or Mahogany novels). The original edition was published in 1933 by the Buchergilde Gutenberg in Zurich [That initial publication, under the title: 'Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba: Ein Kriegsmarsch' -- had been the first published in Zurich after the Nazi forces seized the Berlin premises and business of the Buchergilde Gutenberg]. So it is not a mystery why the publication in Germany of this politically radical novel was delayed for 17 years. As to the author... the identity and real history of the author who published books under the name "B. Traven" remains a matter of considerable contention. Was this copy, with two dust jackets, a review copy?