The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time [Lonely are the Brave]
Salt Lake City / Santa Barbara: Dream Garden Press / Santa Teresa Press, 1993. Limited Edition. 280pp. Octavo [22 cm] Dark orange cloth with the title stamped in black on the backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Introduction by Kirk Douglas. Item #8232
This edition was limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Kirk Douglas. 16 black and white stills from 'Lonely are the Brave' follow the text. Set in a thinly disguised Albuquerque, New Mexico, this anarchist fable is perhaps best known as the source of the classic western film. "Edward Abbey was the Brave Cowboy. He believed that men had no right to draw a line in the sand, call it a border and declare that people on the one side stay poor, while people on their side propser. He believed that business had no right to exploit the wilderness. And he believed that an open prairie was meant to be 'open,' not penned in with barbed wire." - Kirk Douglas (p.xv).