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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by  Hunter S Thompson - Signed First Edition - 1971 - from Concept Books (SKU: 001975)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by Thompson, Hunter S

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1971. Book. Illus. by Steadman, Ralph . Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator(s). 1st Edition. SIGNED and dated by Ralph Steadman on the pre title page with a small original illustration (self portrait). The original, unclipped ($5.95) dust jacket is vibrant in color with light toning to upper edges and a crease to the lower corner of the end flap. The book is in near fine condition. The half-cloth binding is firm and square with sharp corners and only a touch of sunning to upper board edges. An inscription in pencil on the front end paper is erased but still faintly visible. Pages are clean and bright, no marks or inscriptions. Dust jacket now protected in mylar cover. A very collectible copy. .

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. 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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Details

book dealer
Concept Books NL (NL)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
001975
Title
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Illustrator
Steadman, Ralph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1971
Keywords
Literary Fiction, Literature, Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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Concept Books is an internet bookseller specialized in 20th century books on literature, art, design, typography, architecture and photography. We buy special and rare books on these subjects. Visit our showroom at: http://goo.gl/oZxTq.

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