Edition: First US printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book by this award-winning Bolivian writer to be published in the United States. Described as "a novel of conflicting passions and loyalties, a fascinating tale of long-latent - and at last overt - violence on a feudal hacienda deep in the lush, uncharted Chaco region of Bolivia." Originally written in French (and first published in Paris in the literary supplement of 'L'Illustration' under the title 'Terres Embrassees' this is translated from the later and substantially altered version which the author wrote in Spanish by Stuart Edgar Grummon. Striking dust jacket art by Carlos Merida. 202 pp.
Condition: Very good+ in very good- dust jacket (an inexpensively produced book due to wartime restrictions, some very slight loss of paper at the upper edge of the dj, toning to the dj.).