El Centro, CA. Desert Magazine Press, 1950. Second Edition. Small 4to. 80 pp. With Introduction by Hugh Lacy and Foreword by Randall Henderson. Reproductions of Ruess' woodcuts and photographs of him and his travels, including color frontispiece. Tan cloth with brown lettering in orange & dark green illustrated dustjacket. Light foxing to endpapers else near fine in about very good dustjacket (wear, chips, creasing and short closed tears to extremities; darkening to spine; minor ink notatation on lower rear edge). Item #20926
Everett Ruess (1914 – 1934) was an American artist, poet, and writer known for his solo explorations of the High Sierra, the California coast, and the deserts of the American Southwest and his ultimate disappearance while traveling through a remote area of Utah. His fate remains a mystery to this day. First published in 1940, 6 years after his disappearance, here is a collection of his artwork, poetry and letters which communicate his love for the desert wilderness.