New York: Dial Press, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. 211pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 red cloth with yellow paper covered boards. Near fine. The spine ends are very subtly bumped. The dust jacket is in very good condition. The edges are slightly chipped. There is a very small abraded patch on the rear panel. There is also a 1 and 1/2 inch closed tear in the top edge that has been backed with clear tape. Item #57342
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.