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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Hunter S Thompson - First Edition  - 1971 - from Zack Wood, Book Purveyor (SKU: 000324)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Hunter S Thompson - First Edition  - 1971 - from Zack Wood, Book Purveyor (SKU: 000324)
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Thompson, Hunter S

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New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ralph Steadman. <b>I could go on and on about Hunter, this book, and the impact each has left on our society. In life, Hunter S Thompson was a force o be reckoned with, and this books is a great example of the powers he wielded. Ralph Steadman has signed book on the title page. Additionally, included with this volume is a bookplate signed by both Hunter S. Thompson AND Johnny Depp. The HST signature is starting to fade, but still fully visible (I have another HST signed bookplate with a vibrant signature, and can include after discussing pricing). Signed by the author, illustrator, and main actor in the movie, this is a one of a kind copy!</b> The book shows moderate shelfwear (no fraying), and bumping at the spine ends. There is sunning to the top/bottom edges of the front & rear boards. The binding is slightly cocked, but still firm. Minor spotting to the page edges, and a few spots to the first few pages (see images). The dust jacket is rubbed, with light sunning to the spine, and overall faint hint of yellowing. However, it is NOT price-clipped, and still free of chips rips & tears, covered with a brodart. All things considered, this is still a very nice copy. I'm just clear in noting the flaws to the book. Preserved in an acid-free archival bag. IMO, gift or collection quality.


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream is a novel by Hunter S. Thompson, illustrated by Ralph Steadman. The book is a roman à clef, rooted in autobiographical incidents. The story follows its protagonist, Raoul Duke, and his attorney, Dr. Gonzo, as they descend on Las Vegas to chase the American Dream through a drug-induced haze. The novel first appeared as a two-part series in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, was printed as a book the same year, and was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1998 starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. According to The New York Times,  Fear and Loathing "cemented Mr. Thompson's place as a singular presence in American journalism or, as he once called himself, 'a connoisseur of edge work.'"

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Zack Wood, Book Purveyor US (US)
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Thompson, Hunter S
Ralph Steadman
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
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Very Good
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First Edition
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
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First Editions;
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Zack Wood, Book Purveyor is the Internet home of The Book Purveyor. Specializing in the works of Philip K Dick, I also offer a solid selection of Sci-Fi, Signed & Limited Editiosn, Counterculture & Movement books, and scads of everything else.


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