New York: E.P. Dutton, 1980. First Edition. 242pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/2 white cloth over blue boards with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Item #8203
Inscribed by Abbey on the front free endsheet. Collection of autobiographical and philosophical essays, using water and river-running (and adjacent activities) as a starting point of reflection. Written between 1978 and 1982 this is an emerging classic on western waters and living in the West. 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.