New York: J.P. Lippincott, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 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. Unworn copy in the original unclipped dust jacket. The spine ends are just a trifle bumped. The jacket has a few smudges and barely negligible darkening to the spine. As is common, the jacket stands just about 1/8" short of the boards. Near fine / near fine. Item #58750
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. A crisp copy of the controversial novel that gave birth to radical environmental group Earth First!
An unusually handsome example.