Jonathan Troy, Edward Abbey
First edition, first printing of Abbey's first published novel, housed in a custom slipcase created by Lewis Durbin. Roughly 5,000 copies were printed and Abbey, embarrassed and unhappy with the novel, immediately disowned it. It has never been reprinted and, when asked where a copy could be found, Abbey replied "I don't know where you can find one, but if you do, burn it." While certainly flawed, the novel remains interesting and contains the roots of Abbey's thinking that would be expanded upon in his later work.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1954. Book itself is about fine, with a tight, sturdy and square binding and just a hint of wear to the extremities. The unclipped dust jacket is in very good or better condition remaining bright and vibrant, with some general light shelfwear, traces of foxing to flaps and verso, and a couple small closed tears, protected in archival mylar. A very presentable copy.