New York: The Dial Press, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. 211pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 red cloth with yellow paper over boards. Very good plus, with minimal bumping to the spine ends, and along the bottom edge of the front cover. The endpapers are negligibly discolored. With the dust jacket, designed by Barbara Koontz, in very good condition, with light rubbing, minor soiling, and intermittent small closed tears and chips in the edges. Item #42707
A 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.