THOMPSON, Hunter S.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
NY, Random House, (1971). A review copy of Thompson's second and most famous book, a classic of the freewheeling, drug-ingesting Sixties, illustrated with hilarious and scary pen-and-ink drawings by Ralph Steadman. With the publisher's review slip laid in giving the date of publication (June 26, 1972) and with a bookplate laid in signed by Ralph Steadman. Boards lightly edge-sunned, as usual; else fine in a very near fine dust jacket, with mild fading to the red spine lettering. Basis for the Terry Gilliam film with Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro; one of the key books of the gonzo genre; and scarce as an advance copy. [#027496] $2,000
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