Palm Desert, California: Desert Magazine Press, 1950. Second edition. Hardcover. 80pp. Slim quarto [26 cm] Yellow cloth over boards, with the title stamped in gilt on the front cover. Very good. The extremities are gently bumped, and the frontis illustration is almost detached. The endpapers and the terminal leaves are foxed. In a good only dust jacket, with a general layer of light soiling, moderate chipping to the edges, and a 3" closed tear in the front panel that has been backed with tape. There are also several patches of adhered paper remains on the rear panel. Item #44924
With facsimiles of Ruess' woodcuts and facsimile photographs of Ruess and his travels. This work was published sixteen years after Ruess disappeared in the wilds of Southern Utah. The mystery surrounding artist and poet Everett Ruess (1914-1934) continues to the present day. Ruess, who loved to explore the expansive lands of the west, disappeared in the wilderness of Utah in 1934. No trace of him has ever been found. Farquhar 119b.