New York: J.P. Lippincott, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 352 pp. Octavo [23 cm.] 1/4 red cloth over black boards with title stamped in silver on spine. Small silver stamped monkey wrench on front board. Map endsheets and pastedowns. Boards and textblock edges are mildly soiled. Toning to head of spine. Remainder mark to foot of textblock. Previous owner's blind stamp on half-title.
The dust jacket is not price-clipped, but is marginally soiled, with several open and closed tears and creases. Loss of 5cm width at head of spine. Very good + / good +. Item #63464
Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.
The late great Edward Abbey published 21 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. Each has now sold more than one million copies. A signed first edition of the controversial novel that gave birth to radical environmental group Earth First!