New York: The Dial Press, 1962. First Edition. 211pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/2 red cloth over yellow boards with the title in black on the backstrip. Near fine in very good jacket with a few small bumps at the extremities and two short splits at the foot of the jacket's folds. Item #8194
Signed by Abbey on the front free endsheet. A bright copy of Abbey's third published book. This protagonist of this work, John Vogelin, is a New Mexico rancher, whose land is being condemned to construct an Air Force base. This work visits familiar Abbey themes of the lone man standing against power and a technological future. Edward Abbey (1927-1989) was a celebrated author, essayist, conservationist, noted pain-in-the-ass, and in many ways the father (or at the very least, uncle) of the modern environmental movements.