Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72.San Francisco, CA: Straight Arrow Books, 1973 Stock Code: 143839
NotesFirst edition, first printing, in which "Thompson took the increasingly popular journalist-covers-campaign-coverage genre to an extreme in a garishly opinionated, gaudily caustic blast at journalism, politics, and politicians" (ANB).
Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in white, skull design to front board in blind, black endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket, second state ($7.95 price).
Illustrations throughout by Ralph Steadman.
Extremities lightly rubbed, small dampstain to bottom edge of text block. A very good copy in like jacket, slight creasing and short closed tears at extremities.
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