The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Hill & Wang
Date Published: 1967
Edition: First edition thus
Book Id: 47188
308pp. Octavo [21 cm] Maroon cloth with title gilt stamped on backstrip. Good/Very good. Jacket chipped at corners and split at folds all with tape "repairs". Library label on Jacket's spine at foot. Front free endsheet damaged from bookplate removal. Library stamp at foot of title page.
A volume from the library of Edward Abbey. This copy signed and dated by the author: "Abbey/Tucson '68" in red ink on the front free endsheet. Additionally inscribed to the author by his soon to be deceased third wife: "1/29/68/ Tucson/Pooh darling, Happy 41st/All My Love,/Judy P." The inscription is dated on Abbey's 41st birthday and inscribed to him by his third wife Judy, who would not long after this inscription, die of leukemia in a New Jersey hospital, leaving both her not yet famous husband, and an infant daughter, Susannah behind. The year is also significant, being the same year as Desert Solitaire, the author's most famous work was published. The mysterious author of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" , B. Traven was also a hero of Abbey's and his themes of anarchy, identity and revolution echo in Abbey's own work. An extraordinary association copy and a unique Abbey artifact. Additionally signed by the author on the bottom edge of the book in large block letters "ABBEY".When Edward Abbey moved from Moab, Utah to Tucson, Arizona, he donated some books from his personal library to the Grand County Library in Moab. This copy bears the stamp of the library on the title page and has all of the usual library markings. Although not marked discard, this copy was purchased (although not by us) at a Grand County library sale. Treverton 333