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Hunter S. Thompson
HUNTER S. THOMPSON ~ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ~ First Edition 1972 ~ 1st
New York: Random House, 1972. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas A Savage Journey into the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson Illustrated by Ralph Steadman First edition, first printing in unclipped dust jacket New York: Random House, 1972. 206 pp. Original gray paper-covered boards with black cloth backstrip, lettered in silver. First edition. (Stated first edition with full number line on copyright page ending in 2, as was Random House's practice for first printings.) Near Fine with former owner's name and date written on front free endpaper, small bump to top of back board. In bright, unfaded, unclipped dust jacket with a thin closed tear near the head and archival tissue mend on verso, else Fine. An excellent copy. The first appearance in book form of Hunter S. Thompson's drugged-out travelogue to/rampage through Las Vegas, with its iconic splattered ink illustrations by Ralph Steadman. It inspired the 1998 Terry Gilliam film by the same name. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books (burnsiderarebooks) [Portland, Oregon, United States]
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