The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1977. First Edition. 242pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/2 black cloth over rust boards with the title stamped on the backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Illustrations by Jim Stiles. Item #8204
Signed by Abbey on the front free endsheet. This Abbey's second major-work of nonfiction (after Deseret Solitaire), that offers reflections and observations that pursue his common themes of solitude and the remorse of the industrialization and destruction of wild places, particularly in the southwest. 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.