Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Rolling Stone No. 95 & 96, November 11 & 27, 1971
44cm x 28.5cm. 72, 20, 72 pages, 3 volumes, black and white illustrations. Folded newsprint self-wrappers.
The 2 issues of Rolling Stone comprising the first serial edition of the psychedelic cult classic and landmark of gonzo journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This original version published under Thompson’s alter ego, Raoul Duke, also the main protagonist of this drug fuelled exploration of the American Dream, and played by Johnny Depp in Terry Gilliam’s 1998 film adaptation. Several characters are identified in the Rolling Stone story by their real names which are later edited in the book form first published in 1972. This lot includes the Los Angeles Flyer 20 page supplement to Rolling Stone Issue No. 95.
Chipping and some creasing at the gutter of the horizontal folds, chipping also to spine tail of wrapper of issue 96. Minor to moderate tanning. Good Condition.