Edward Abbey. Jonathan Troy. JONATHAN TROY. Dodd, Mead, NY 1954.
Current Selling Prices
$1250-$2000 /£650-£1100 Want level 50- 75 High
MODERN FIRST EDITION
Author's first book. One of those first books that the author was later emabarrassed by and never allowed to be reprinted. Abbey himself called it 'bad Thomas Wolfe.' These books, disowned by their authors, are often valuable because the first edition is usually the only edition - a classic example is Graham Greene's 'Rumour at Nightfall' - very saleable, even sans d/w. 5000 copies were printed but the book seems to have gone to ground; it is said that when a fan asked Abbey where they could get the novel the great man said "I don't know where you can find one, but if you do, burn it."
VALUE? Seldom seen at less than $1000 in jacket and superior copies can make over $2000. Much wanted. The spine is usually sunned; signed copies are not unknown.