First edition, first printing of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.
Octavo, 206pp. Gray boards, black cloth spine with title printed in silver, blind stamped with illustration on front panel. Stated “first edition” on copyright page with “97532468” number line. Illustrated endpapers. Blind stamp on front free endpaper from previous owner. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $5.95 on front flap, bright illustrations, short closed tear along top edge of front panel, a near fine example. An excellent copy.
Fear and Loathing first appeared in Rolling Stone Magazine in 1971 and was published as a novel in 1972. It was adapted into a cult classic film in 1998 starring Benicio del Toro and Johnny Depp.