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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Advance Copy
(n.p.), [Random House], 1972. Approximately 70 pages of double-column typeset text, along with more than a dozen illustrations by Ralph Steadman, as photocopied from its original publication in Rolling Stone (November 11 and 25, 1971), with four pages of inserted photocopied copyedited typescript, all claspbound in a folder entitled "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/ By Hunter Thompson/ Corrected Typescript Issued Before Publication." On the first page, handwritten above the Steadman illustration, are the title, the author, and "Pub: June 1972"; "Price: $5.95"; and "Random" (i.e. Random House). The four page insert, labeled as "new ad," represents an addition to section VII that did not appear in Rolling Stone but was added to the Random House publication (July 7, 1972). An intermediate state of this seminal work of gonzo participatory journalism, between its Rolling Stone publication and the Random House book it became; exceedingly scarce thus. Slight edge wear to the pages; near fine. [#036012] SOLD

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