Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, 1981. Edward Abbey. First Peregrine Smith Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 269pp. Octavo [22 cm] Orange paper over boards with black stamped title on front board and backstrip. Book shows very minor edge wear. In the dust jacket, which is sunned at the spine (title still bold), and has a 1" closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel. Near Fine / Very good. Item #64606
A work first published in 1968. Drawings by Edward Abbey. Photographs by Gibbs Smith.
Includes a four page introduction by the author that only appears in this edition. Illustrated with nineteen chapter head illustrations by the author that appear only in this edition. The author's seminal and enduring work. Abbey foresaw the coming of industrial tourism while a ranger at then Arches National Monument in the 1950s.
Signed by the author in red ink on the front free endsheet: "Edward Abbey / SLC '85."