The Great Shark Hunt
NY, Summit/Rolling Stone, (1979). Second printing of the first collection of Thompson's short pieces for magazines. Inscribed by Thompson to his biographer, Pete [Whitmer] and his wife, Candace, "with many thanks for the heroin, H.S. Thompson/ Ramrod Key/ 6/21/83." Whitmer's unauthorized biography of Thompson, When the Going Gets Weird, was published in 1993. This is a working copy, heavily marked by Whitmer, with his notes on the endpages and in the text, and with one 20-page section excised, marked, stapled and laid back in. As such, a good copy in a good, edgeworn dust jacket. Remarkable provenance, and a glimpse of the biographer tackling his subject. [#032910] SOLD

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