New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 277 pp. Octavo [21.5 cm]. 1/4 black and tan boards with red and gold printing on spine, with only a bit of wear at edges and corners of the boards, very minor warping to the top right fore-edge corner of the front board, and a small, barely perceptible stain on the front board near the head of the spine. In the pictorial dust jacket, price intact. The jacket has several small closed tears, along with occasional minor chips, to the edges. There is just a trace of dampstaining to the top edge, which appears barely visible. The rear panel is just a hair rippled above Abbey's photo. Overall, a very bright and solid copy, that presents very well. In a custom slipcase. Very good / very good. Item #58183
The second published work from the literary icon- the story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society. The character of Jack Burns turns up in the later Abbey novels "The Monkey Wrench Gang," "Good News," and "Hayduke Lives!" This book was the basis for the film "Lonely Are the Brave" starring Kirk Douglas.
This copy is inscribed by Abbey on the front free endpaper, "For Allan / Edward Abbey."