New York: Viking, 1977. John Blaustein. First edition, association copy. Hardcover. 135pp. Oblong quarto. Black cloth. Pictorial dust jacket. Very good. The bottom edges of the covers and spine are barely perceptibly faded. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Heavily rubbed. The edges are very gently bumped. The inside flaps are subtly yellowed. Item #29241
Introduction by Martin Litton. Color photographs by John Blaustein. A journal by Abbey of an 18 day dory trip through the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon with Martin Litton, John Blaustein and others. One of the late author's five books where he contributed text to a photography book. Ex-libris Lawrence Clark Powell, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Powell was passionately devoted, both personally and professionally, to the world of books. He wrote widely on the experience of reading in a variety of books and articles intended for general audiences, while also producing important studies on the poet Robinson Jeffers and the literature of California and the West. Although largely known for his books on books, Powell also produced novels, a play, and studies on music.