Monkey Wrench Gang
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1975. First Edition. 352pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] 1/2 red cloth over black boards. Map endsheets and pastedowns. Very good/Very good. A few small instances of dampstaining to rear board. Item #8199
Signed by Abbey on the title page. This work is regarded Abbey's most famous and influential novel, that follows the deeds and adventures of Doc, Hayduke, Bonnie, and Seldom Seen, as they protest the industrialization and destruction of the southwest through means of sabotage and "monkeywrenching." Because of this work, the term 'monkeywrench' has come to mean, besides sabotage and damage to machines, any sabotage, activism, lawmaking, or lawbreaking to preserve wilderness, wild spaces and ecosystems. 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. Ford 171.