New York: J.P. Lippincott, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 352pp. 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. Extremities are mildly bumped and rubbed. Dust jacket has numerous closed and open tears at edges and creases, including two that measure 2 and 3cm. It is also lightly soiled and toned. Very good + / good +. Item #61583
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. The controversial novel that gave birth to radical environmental group Earth First!