London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1963. First British Edition. Hardcover. 211pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Turquoise blue boards with title and author stamped in gilt on the backstrip. Very good. The spine is subtly rolled, and the edges of the text block are very lightly foxed. The rear free endsheet is partially adhered to the rear pastedown. With the dust jacket, designed by Albany Wiseman, in very good condition. Moderately darkened at the jacket's spine, and along the edges and folds. There are several short closed tears in the edges. Item #42703
A British first edition of Edward Abbey's third published novel. The story follows familiar Abbey themes of government intrusion in the West, and the rugged individuals who confront the bureaucratic machine.