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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Ralph [Illustrations]  Hunter S.; Steadman - Signed First Edition - 1971 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140937631)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Thompson, Hunter S.; Steadman, Ralph [Illustrations]

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first printing. Signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the front free endpaper, and signed by the illustrator Ralph Steadman on the third preliminary page above his printed illustration. Bound in publisher's black cloth spine over black paper covered boards decorated in blind, with titles in silver on the spine. Near Fine with heavy foxing to textblock edge, light rubbing to silver title stamping toward the spine ends, and with the usual sunning to the top and bottom edges of the boards. In a Near Fine dust jacket with publisher's price intact, light soiling and light shelf wear. A drugged-out mixture of travel writing, journalism and literature set to boil against the desert heat. A lovely copy of Thompson's vivid and wild journey, which seems inseparable from Steadman's iconic, perfectly paired illustrations; signed by both Thompson and Steadman.

Synopsis

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.

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Details

Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
140937631
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author
Thompson, Hunter S.; Steadman, Ralph [Illustrations]
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394464354
ISBN 13
9780394464350
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1971

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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