“I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real": First Edition of The Rum Diary; Signed by Hunter Thompson
The Rum Diary.
Thompson, Hunter S.
Item Number: 2344
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
First edition of the author’s only published novel. Octavo, original black half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed in full by Hunter S. Thompson.
The manuscript of The Rum Diary, begun in 1959, was later discovered amongst Thompson's papers by Johnny Depp. The story involves a journalist named Paul Kemp who, in the 1950s, moves from New York to work for a major newspaper, The Daily News, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was later adapted to film, directed by Bruce Robinson and starring Johnny Depp.
Other Books by this Author
"The years that were covered in these letters, were like riding on a bullet train": First Edition of Fear and Loathing in America: The Gonzo Letters Volume II; Signed by Hunter S. Thompson and David Halberstam
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelf wear. Signed by both Hunter Thompson on the half title page and David Halberstam on the title page, who contributed the foreword to this volume.
Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
First edition of the author’s memoir. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed in full by Hunter S. Thompson. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
First Edition of "this Cornerstone of American Political Journalism" Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72; Signed by Hunter S. Thompson, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter and Illustrator Ralph Steadman
San Francisco: Arrow Books, 1973.
First edition of the author’s third book. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by Hunter Thompson, subject, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter and the illustrator, Ralph Steadman. Fine in a near fine first issue price-clipped dust jacket with the white boarder around the photograph of Thompson and McGovern on the back panel. A unique example with this collection of signatures.
"California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains": First Edition of Hunter Thompsons celebrated first book Hells Angels; Signed by Him
New York: Random House, 1967.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half-title page. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example of this title.
First Modern Library Edition of Hell's Angels; From the Librarian of Novelist Peter Matthiessen; Signed by Hunter S. Thompson
New York: Modern Library, 1999.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half title page. From the library of Peter Matthiessen, with some underlining in pencil in Matthiessen’s hand. Very good in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1976.
First edition of what many people consider his finest novel. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in silver. Inscribed by the author, “To Frank Whitbech, Who has more Cain first editions than Cain has and the more power to him. James M. Cain Los Angeles, Calif June 5, 1944”. Bookplate of the recipient on the front free endpaper, a very good copy with light wear.
"DASHED HOPES AND GOOD INTENTIONS. GOOD, BETTER, BEST, BESTED": FIRST EDITION OF WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF; INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY EDWARD ALBEE
New York: Atheneum, 1962.
First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front endpage, “For _____, ______ & ______ _______ Edward Albee Dec. 7. 1962 N.Y.C.” Fine in an excellent near fine dust jacket with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine. A nice copy, uncommon inscribed in the year of publication.