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Friends of the Marriott Library Present Lecture and Exhibition on Edward Abbey

R. Crumb Meets the Monkey Wrench Gang: Edward Abbey and the Modern Environmental Movement from Earth First!
What: A public lecture and reception to mark the opening of the rare book exhibition: Brave Cowboy: An Edward Abbey Retrospective.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

3:00 p.m. Lecture Given by Ken Sanders
4:00 p.m. Exhibition Opening Reception


Lecture: University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium on level 1

Reception: Special Collections Gallery on level 4
The exhibition of first editions will be open to the public March 2 – April 27


Ken Sanders, founder of Ken Sanders Rare Books


About The Edward Abbey Collection

In 2008 the Marriott Library received a large donation of Edward Abbey materials from Eric Hvolboll, attorney and book collector from Santa Barbara, California. This fascinating collection includes first edition publications, both hard back and paperback editions (many of which are signed by Abbey), Abbey’s contracts and correspondence with publishers, magazine and newspaper articles by and about Abbey, publications by other authors about Abbey, and movie posters of books that became movies.

About Ken Sanders

Ken Sanders has been in the rare book business in Utah since the1970s. He founded Ken Sanders Rare Books in 1997 and Dream Garden Press in 1980. He has been engaged in buying, selling, appraising, and publishing for more than 30 years. Articles by Ken Sanders have appeared in publications such as OP and Firsts Magazine. Ken first appeared as an appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow on the Salt Lake City 2007 season shows. He has since traveled to San Antonio, Spokane, Dallas, El Paso, Billings, Denver, Phoenix and Hartford with the Roadshow. Ken is working on a project called Uconclasts about Utah literary mavericks, with artwork by local artist Trent Call.