These two items were unique personal items belonging to Edward Abbey during the time he worked as a fire lookout in the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in the late 1960s. This period in Abbey's life stands out because this was when he wrote his novel "Black Sun," a romantic story of a solitary man in nature, set in the North Rim. The hat and shirt had been in the possession of Ingrid Eisenstadter, a girlfriend of Abbey's. She has provided an affidavit which establishes provenance, stating unequivocally that these articles, symbolic of Abbey's personality, have been held by her for close to 45 years. The park ranger shirt has a patch sewed on by Ingrid decades ago using the Singer treadle machine that Abbey had bought for her. A rare opportunity to acquire two personal belongings worn by Edward Abbey which are truly representative of the way Edward Abbey lived his life.