Desert Solitaire. A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey. Drawings by Peter Parnall. McGraw-Hill Book Company. (1968) "FIRST EDITION" stated, with no listings of subsequent printings. Hard cover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Has edge wear. Bumping and minor chipping to the top and bottom of the spine. 1/2" tear on the top of the front panel. 1/4" tear on the top of the back panel with a couple of much smaller tears. No large missing pieces. Not price-clipped. Now protected with a mylar dj cover. BOOK: Slightly cocked. Bumping to the to and bottom of the spine and some cover tips. Previous owner's name inside the front cover written in black felt pen. A light stain is inside the back cover. Does not appear to effect other pages. Some light notations in pencil on the last blank page. Otherwise, there are no previous owner markings. Binding is tight with no looseness to the pages. Pages are flat without creases, folds or dog-earing. Not ex-library, not remaindered, not a facsimile reprint. More photos available on request. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. BL19a
Illustrations are based on the author's drawings of petroglyphs and pictographs found in southern Utah and Arizona. Introspective and poetic observations about nature from Abbey's desert seasons as a Park Ranger.