New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956. First edition. Leather bound. 277pp. Octavo [20 cm] Beautifully rebound in yellow, black and red leather to match the design by the author that appears on the half-title. New endsheets and pastedown. Near fine. Small ink stamp at foot of title page. Edges of text block have been slightly trimmed. Housed in a black cloth clamshell with a red leather label on spine. A truly beautiful book. Item #16263
Second published work from the literary icon. The story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society (a theme Abbey would revisit). The character of Jack Burns would turn up in later Abbey novels; Monkey Wrench Gang, Good News and Hayduke Lives! Basis for the film starring Kirk Douglas titled "Lonely are the Brave"