New York: E.P. Dutton, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 242 pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 black cloth with brown paper covered boards. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by author Edward Abbey on the front free endsheet. Item #32163
All of the Dutton novels by Abbey were issued in simultaneous cloth and paperbound editions. The Hardbound editions were minuscule. Curiously this is the only title that went into later printings with a higher $10.95 price. This is why so many first editions have price clipped dust jackets as the publisher price clipped them and raised the price.