Moab: Back of Beyond Books, 2015. Limited edition. This is a Back of Beyond 25th anniversary Limited Edition. Later published as "The Cowboy and His Cow in the book One Life at a Time, Please, this facsimile typescript reproduces the original draft of a speech Ed Abbey delivered to the University of Montana in 1985. It is a scathing critique of the western "welfare rancher." Bound in Distressed three-quarter leather, reporter style with spine along the top. With an essay by Brooke Williams and art work by Dave Wilder. Printed by Chris Conrad Photography in Moab and bound by Roswell Bookbinding in Phoenix. Limited to 25 copies with 22 available to the public. This is copy # 7.
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New York. McGraw-Hill, 1968. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A near fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Light foxing to the page edges. Small bookstore label on rear pastedown. Very short nick at the top of the front panel. A handsome and collectible copy. One of Abbeys' most enduring books that details his love for the desert and canyons. Written after he worked as a ranger in Arches National Park. There was a small first printing and many of the firsts were read and passed around. Consequently, well preserved copies such as this are uncommon.
New York: Dutton, 1980. Paperback. First edition, first printing. A fine book in illustrated wrappers. The paperback edition of Edward Abbey's sixth novel. First edition with the correct number line. Published simultaneously with the hardcover edition. Minor toning to the rear cover. A tight, unread copy. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page.
Pantheon, 1994. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in about fine dust jacket. A collection of essays about last best places. There are 32 essayists.
Houghton Mifflin, 1995. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by the author.
Avon Books, 1999. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in boards, as issued without a dust jacket.
Univ. of Oklahoma, 1999. Uncorrected Proof. Fine in glossy wrappers. The Montana author talks about writing, reading and place. Signed by the author.
New York: Viking, 1991. Paperback. Uncorrected Proof. A fine book in plain, gray wraps. Jacket blurbs by William Kittredge and James Welch. This book belonged to the late author Ivan Doig. Laid into the book is publishers promotional material and a photo copy of a the type written review of the book that Doig wrote for The Washington Post. In a signed typewritten note to The Post Doig writes, "Going to be interesting to see if Viking recognizes what it has in this book or let's it go to where essays go to die."
New York: Chuckanut Editions/Simon & Schuster, 1996. Hard Cover. Limited edition. One of 26 copies of a limited edition. This is copy W, signed by Ivan Doig on the limitation page and bound in leather. Housed in fine cardboard slipcase. There was also another unlettered limited edition of 150 copies. The author's fictional account of the building of the Fort. Peck Dam in Montana. A beautiful example of this collector's set. Signed by the author.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Hard Cover. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. The author's account of the building of the Ft. Peck Dam in Montana.
New York: Atheneum, 1983. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Minor rubbing at the extremities. A stunning photographic tribute to the Montana land that inspired Doig's book, This House of Sky. Photos by Duncan Kelso. Doig wrote the accompanying text.
New York: Atheneum, 1982. Uncorrected Proof. Near fine in blue, plain wraps. Impression from a paper clip at the top of the front panel. A scarce state of the author's uncommon third book. Signed by the author.
New York: Atheneum, 1982. Uncorrected Proof. Near fine in blue, plain wraps. Light sunning. The author's name and title of the book are written on the spine. Date of publication is written on the bottom edges. A scarce state of the author's uncommon third book. Signed by the author.
London: Sidgewick & Jackson, 1978. Hardcover. First British edition. Near Fine in near fine dust jacket. Some soiling to the top end pages. The British edition is actually a later printing of the US edition with a new price sticker in pounds attached to the front flap. A Western classic in which the author explores a way of life nearing extinction in Montana. Nominated for the National Book Award. Signed by the author on the title page.
San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1983. hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a close to fine dust jacket. Minor wear to the head and foot of the jacket spine. The story of a young man, Gus Orviston, who abandons the work-a-day world and chooses to fish and in the process discovers much about himself and the world around him. The author's first book and the first book of fiction to be published by the Sierra Club.
Boise: Ahsahta Press, 1981. Paperback. First edition. A very good book in plain green wraps. Minor nicks to the extremities. No dust jacket as issued. There was no hardcover edition. A scarce first printing of the author's second book, a collection of poetry.
New York: Macmillan, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good plus dust jacket. pages browning as usual. Some rubbing to the front panel and sunning to the spine. Corners of the flaps are clipped but the original price of $3.50 is present.
Caldwell and New York: Caxton Printers and Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1936. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Pen marks on rear paste down. Four corners of jacket clipped but price of $2.50 is intact. An excellent example of this fragile dust jacket.
New York: Doubleday, 1959. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine in a close to fine dust jacket. Light soiling to the rear panel. Contains a number of Fisher's best short stories.
New York: Doubleday, 1958. Hardcover. First edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. A novel of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
John Daniel & Co, 1992. First edition/A paperback original. Fine in illustrated wraps. The author's first book which was recently reissued in a hardcover edition. A review copy with publisher's material laid in. Signed by the author.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. Hardcover. First edition. Near Fine in a very good dust jacket. Sunning to the spine and chipping at the extremities. Price clipped. The fourth volume in a series of books that focused on development of the American West, beginning in about 1830 and extending to World War I. A nice, tight copy.
New York: Popular Library, 1951. First paperback edition. A close to fine book in illustrated wrappers. The first novel by Guthrie was published with the title of Murders at Moon Dance. But the title was changed for the paperback edition which came out in 1951, and for the British edition.