The Well in the Desert. Adeline Knapp.

The Well in the Desert

New York: The Century Co. 1908. First edition. Hardcover. 329pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Orange cloth decoratively stamped in white and green. The covers are a bit warped, and the spine ends and edges of the covers are bumped. The top edge of the rear cover has a light stain that measures 3 inches wide by just under 1/2" deep. There is a contemporary owner's notation on the front free endsheet, and there is a bookseller's tiny ticket on the rear pastedown. The text block is cracked several times. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. Good. Item #37452

Adeline Knapp was not only a journalist and a writer, but an early environmentalist as well. Here, the main character, a terminally ill man is lifted by transcendent experiences in nature. In the desert, he is forced to survive, and his illness and his desire for vengeance wane.

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