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 rubbed. Dust jacket has been amateurly repaired, most severely with small pieces of tape in the interior dust jacket near foot. Some extremely subte tearing along edges of dust jacket, which is toned. Pages mildly sunned at edges. Very good + / Good +. Item #62243
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!