ONE LIFE AT A TIME, PLEASE
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by Edward Abbey to his friend, the New Mexico writer and publisher Ernie Bulow, on the front flyleaf: "for Ernie Bulow, mountainman, from his old compañero Ed Abbey, desertrat." Bulow first met Abbey in 1970 at the University of Utah, where Bulow was a graduate student and Abbey a visiting professor. Later, Abbey featured Bulow as a character in his final novel, The Fool's Progress (1988).
Cactus Ed's last collection of essays, bringing together pieces previously published in abridged form in various magazines and newspapers, including Harper's, Mother Earth News, National Geographic, Architectural Digest, and the Arizona Daily Star. Includes essays on eco-defense, river travel ("Sanders is supposed to be here Thursday"), the growth of Arizona, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as a writer's credo.
Octavo. Original red paper-covered boards over a black cloth spine, with gilt titles. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #75623