New York: Random House, 1971.
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. Item #140937631