Mirage, 1951: Annual Publication of the Associated Students of the University of New Mexico
Place Published: Albuquerque, NM
Publisher: University of New Mexico
Date Published: 1951
Book Id: 16896
304pp. Quarto [29 cm] Silver grained boards. Near fine. Edward Abbey is photographed three times in this work. The first is identified as 'Editor ED ABBEY', the photograph is of Abbey sitting at a desk. In the second, Abbey is reading to a small group of students, and the caption reads "Warren Keifer, Bob Riddle, Pat Yenney and Dana Bodie listen to Ed Abbey create atmosphere." The third shows Abbey sitting at a desk surrounded by three other students, the caption reads "Editor Ed Abbey and the T-Bird staff proofread some material." The 'Thunderbird' was UNM's literary magazine. The magazine is described in this work thusly, "The Thunderbird, although the youngest and perhaps the most violent of the publications, has in its six year history gained a high place among national campus literary magazines." This is an unusual and uncommon Abbey item.