Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs M. Smith, Inc.; Peregrine Smith Books, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. 228pp. Octavo [22 cm] Melon-colored paper over boards with gilt lettering and decorative stamping on the spine and front cover. Foot of boards lightly rubbed. Sporadic small losses to edges of dust jacket. Front flap of dust jacket bears a small pen notation, while rear flap has a small scuff. Near fine / very good +. Item #61034
From the dust jacket- "Everett Ruess, bold adventurer, artist, writer. He traded prints with Ansel Adams. He studied and lived with Edward Weston, Maynard Dixon, and Dorothea Lange. He tramped around the Sierra Nevada, the California coast, and the desert wilderness of the Southwest, pursuing his dream of ultimate beauty and oneness with nature. Then, in November of 1934, at the age of 21, he mysteriously vanished into the barren Utah desert."