The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West - Signed - Edward Abbey, Jim Stiles (illustrator) 1977 - Dutton, New York - First Edition A bright fresh first edition of Abbey’s first major non-fiction work since Desert Solitaire, signed by him to the title page, and illustrated by Jim Stiles.

‘Alive with ranchers, dam builders, kissing bugs and mountain lions. In a voice edged with inner chagrin, he offers a portrait of the American West what we'll not soon forget, offering us the observations of a man who left the urban world behind to think about the natural world and the myths buried therein’.
  ‘Edward Abbey is one of our foremost Western essayist and novelists. A militant conservationist, he has attracted a large following – not only within the ranks of Sierra Club enthusiasts and dedicated backpackers, but also among armchair appreciators of good writing. What always made his work doubly interesting is the sense of a true maverick spirit at large, within it – a kind of spirit not imitable, limited only to the highest class of literary outlaws.’ – The Denver Post.

‘Among the things to give thanks for is Edward Abbey.’ –
Los Angeles Times.

Abbey’s Web.

Octavo (book size 21.6x14.1cm), pp. xiv 242. In publisher’s black cloth backed terracotta cloth boards, spine lettered in red-gilt, dust jacket priced $9.95 to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, light foxing to top edge, in near fine dust jacket, minor rubbing to spine ends and corners.   Ref: 111473   Price: HK$ 3,000