An Interesting Archive of Works by B. Traven, Including Four Uncorrected Galley Proofs

    B. Traven. Archive of Works, including: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. New York: Hill and Wang, 1967. Uncorrected galley proof of the first Hill and Wang edition, the only known copy. Long galley sheets, 140 leaves, rectos only. [and:] The Cotton Pickers. New York: Hill and Wang, [1969]. Uncorrected galley proof of the first American edition, the only known copy. Long galley sheets, 76 leaves, rectos only. [and:] The Bridge in the Jungle. New York: Hill and Wang, [n.d., 1967]. Uncorrected galley proof of the first Hill and Wang edition. Long galley sheets, 81 leaves, rectos only. All three of these galleys unbound, folded over at center as is most common for unbound galley sheets. All approximately 24 x 7 inches. All are a bit toned, with a few scattered tears. Generally very good. [and:] The Creation of the Sun and the Moon. [New York]: Hill & Wang, [n.d., ca. 1968]. Uncorrected galley proof. Spiral-bound wrappers. 19 leaves. Approximately 11 x 5.25 inches. Some browning and rubbing to wrappers, else near fine. [and:] The Death Ship. London: Jonathan Cape, 1940. First English edition of the author's English translation. Octavo. 388 pages. Publisher's binding, badly price-clipped dust jacket. [and:] The Rebellion of the Hanged. New York: Hill and Wang, [n.d., ca. 1969]. First American edition. Octavo. 248 pages. Publisher's binding, dust jacket. [and:] General from the Jungle. London: Robert Hale, [1954]. First English edition. Octavo. 256 pages. Publisher's binding (no dust jacket). All of these Traven titles are in generally very good condition. [and:] Four Titles About B. Traven, including: Heidi Zogbaum. B. Traven: A Vision of Mexico. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, [1992]. [and:] Michael L. Baumann. B. Traven An Introduction. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, [1976]. [and:] Judy Stone. The Mystery of B. Traven. Los Altos: William Kaufmann, [1977]. [and:] Jonah Raskin. My Search for B. Traven. New York: Methuen, [1980]. All of these four titles are first editions in publisher's binding and dust jacket. Generally very good or better.

    An interesting collection of eleven items related to Traven, one of the most enigmatic of twentieth-century authors. B. Traven (1882-1969) was the pseudonym of a German novelist, whose nationality, date of birth and much of his life story are open to debate. What is certain is that he lived for some time in Mexico, which was the setting of most of his books, including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, originally published in 1927.

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