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click for a larger image of item #33230, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (n.p.), (n.p.), 2006. An "artist's proof" for a limited edition print of the iconic artwork used on the dust jacket of Hunter Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Inscribed by Steadman in 2006. Note that Steadman drew this scene with the driver on the British side: Random House had to reverse the art for publication. Approximately 28" x 20". A handful of Steadman-esque stains, thus near fine; attractively matted and framed. We believe the edition was intended to be 100, although it appears to be more scarce than that figure would suggest. [#033230] $5,000
click for a larger image of item #34474, Gonzo Thong Black thong panties, printed with Thompson's Gonzo Fist logo in pink, and nicely mounted and framed along with Thompson's business card as night manager of the Mitchell Brothers' O'Farrell Theatre, a San Francisco strip club. 16-1/2" x 15-3/4". The panties were a gift from Thompson to a friend, who had them mounted and framed with the business card. As far as we know, a unique piece of Gonzo memorabilia, with the distinctive provenance of having come directly from Thompson. Fine. [#034474] $850
click for a larger image of item #29355, X-Ray Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4 San Francisco, Pneumatic Press, 1995. The fourth issue of this artist book/magazine, produced by Johnny Brewton. This issue features a cover photo shot by Thompson with a .45 (so stamped inside the front cover). There is also a Thompson contribution on the inside rear cover. Hand-assembled and velobound; fine. An extravagant production; the entire run of X-Ray Magazine consisted of ten issues. [#029355] $565
click for a larger image of item #31513, The Proud Highway NY, Villard, (1997). An advance copy, the first issue proof, of Volume One of "The Fear and Loathing Letters," printing Thompson letters from 1955-1967. 8-1/2" x 11" sheets, tapebound in cardstock covers. Spotting/handling to covers; near fine. Date ("3/19") on front cover. There was an advance reading copy of this title in pictorial wrappers, which is common; an uncorrected proof copy in perfectbound white wrappers, which is uncommon; and this issue, preceding and scarcer than both; we've seen only one other copy of this issue offered for sale. [#031513] $450
click for a larger image of item #33358, Hey Rube NY, Simon & Schuster, (2004). The uncorrected proof copy of this collection of Thompson's ESPN website columns, including some previously unpublished ones, making this proof their first appearance in print. Dating from a point in time when publishers were migrating their advance and promotional materials into digital formats, this proof appears scarcer than the proofs of Thompson's earlier books over the last couple of decades. A couple of faint, stray marks to the upper front cover; very near fine in wrappers. [#033358] $275
click for a larger image of item #32911, Extracts from The Proud Highway (London), Bloomsbury, (1998). The advance reading copy of the British paperback edition (one year after the American and British hardcovers). Fine in wrappers. Uncommon advance copy. [#032911] $150
click for a larger image of item #32913, Songs of the Doomed. More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (London), Picador/Pan, (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of Vol. 3 of the Gonzo Papers. Wrappers slightly stained and creased; very good. Uncommon advance edition; this is the first copy we've seen. [#032913] $150
(Chicago), (Macfadden-Bartell), 1965. A fairly tame piece (for Thompson) on the gentrification of Big Sur, two years prior to his first book. September issue. Thompson had written to Pageant in 1964, seeking a new outlet for his writing; the digest-size magazine was a competitor to Reader's Digest and it paid well, and Thompson had several pieces published there over the next few years, including his first piece about Richard Nixon. This piece was partly an update of his first magazine feature, written in 1961 for Rogue magazine, a competitor of Playboy. Small date stamp front cover, very slight rubbing to rear cover; else fine in wrappers. [#030837] $115
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