New York: J.P. Lippincott, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 352 pp. Octavo [23 cm.] 1/2 red cloth over black boards with title silver stamped on backstrip and a small silver stamped monkey wrench on front board. Map endsheets and pastedowns. The covers are cocked and the foot of the spine is bumped. In a dust jacket (not price-clipped), with subtle toning, and periodic small closed and open tears to the edges. There is a minor numerical notation next to the price on the front inside flap. Very good / very good. Item #54572
The late great Edward Abbey published twenty one books during his lifetime (two posthumously). Both "The Monkey Wrench Gang" and "Desert Solitaire" have gone on to become what the author always dreaded "classics" and have now each sold more than one million copies each. This copy is signed by Ed Abbey on the front free endpaper. A signed first edition of the controversial novel that gave birth to radical environmental group Earth First!