New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979. First paperback edition, published simultaneously with the hardcover edition. Paperback. SIGNED. 198pp. Octavo [21 cm] Original printed wraps, with mild wear. There is a very faint, brief ghost notation on the front wrap. The half title and the following page are partially taped at the gutter. Good +. Item #57825
A third of the book contains Abbey's essays on his adventures and misadventures in Australia. The rest of the book is divided into Personal Essays & Polemics and Sermons. This copy is humorously, and at the same time warmly, inscribed by Edward Abbey on the half title: "Christmass (?) 1979 / This is the end of a decade. So? So what? / ____, let this be my first autographed / book to you, love & kisses / Ed Abbey / A.K.A. Elmonte Slim / A.K.A. (?) Peter."