New York; (1968): McGraw-Hill Book Co. First Edition. Octavo. Item #019547
First printing, signed by the author. An environmental and wilderness classic. Abbey loved the beauty of the desert and this his personal vision of what he saw and how deeply he felt while alone in the wilderness of the desert. This was the author's fourth book which was published in an edition of only 5,000 copies. A lovely copy. 269pp., illustrated with drawings by Peter Parnall, bound in brown cloth, spine lettering white and gilt. A fine bright copy in nearly fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket showing no tears, just a touch of wear to foot and minutely rubbed along front fold. No bookplates or ownership names.