Down the River - Signed - Edward Abbey 1982 - E. P. Dutton, New York - First Edition A fine first edition, signed ‘Edmund Abbey, SLC, May 10, 1984’. An important collection of insightful, powerful and punchy essays, illustrated by Abbey.

From the front cover –
"Be of good cheer," our favorite war-horse advises, "the military-industrial state will soon collapse." This sparkling book, which takes us up and down rivers and across mountains and deserts, is the perfect antidote to despair. Along the way, Ed Abbey makes time for Henry David Thoreau while he takes a hard look at the Air Force's MX missile system, currently slated for the American West.

Ed writes: "For twenty-three years now I've been floating rivers. Always downstream, the easy and natural way. The way Huck Finn and Jim did it, La Salle and Marquette, the mountain men, and Major Powell..."’
  Octavo (book size 21.7x14.3cm), pp. x [2] 242 [2]. In publisher’s white cloth backed blue paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket priced $13.95 to upper corner of front flap.   Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket   Ref: 111472   Price: HK$ 4,500