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Edward Abbey SIGNED 20th Anniversary Edition Rare
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey SIGNED 20th Anniversary Edition Rare
1988. Please see book description below as well as pictures! Rare Signing by Edwin Abbey of this Edition (Abbey died within 1 year of signing) 20th Anniversary Edition - 1988 Preface by Abbey Added to 20th Anniversary Edition Free Shipping Dust Jacket Now Protected by a Brodart Cover Please see pictures for more information and detail Desert Solitaire, Abbey's fourth book and first non-fiction work, was published in 1968. In it, he describes his stay in the canyon lands of southeastern Utah from 1956-1957. Desert Solitaire is regarded as one of the finest nature narratives in American literature, and has been compared to Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac and Thoreau's Walden. In it, Abbey vividly describes the physical landscapes of southern Utah and delights in his isolation as a back country park ranger, recounting adventures in the nearby canyon country and mountains. He also attacks what he terms the "industrial tourism" and resulting development in the national parks ("national parking lots"), rails against the Glen Canyon Dam, and comments on various other subjects. (See Wikipedia for more information) *****The book is in excellent condition especially for its age. There is a previous owner's inscription opposite title page.Very light bumping to corners. There is a Nature Company ribbon around book with a gold seal that reads "Nature Company Signed Limited Edition" The copyright page does not show it to be a limited edition(?). The dust jacket is in good condition. The dust jacket has fading. There is light edge wear to the jacket. The book is very tight and clean … [Click Below for Full Description]
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