“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.$650.00
Item Number: 74043
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
First edition of the Thompson’s only published novel. Octavo, original black half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Perr.
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
"Tune in, freak out, get beaten": First Edition of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; Signed by Hunter S. Thompson
New York: Random House, 1971.
First edition of Thompson’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrations by Ralph Steadman. A very sharp example.
"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 Thompson’s first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Hunter S. Thompson on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Joseph del Gaudio. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A superior example of this title.
"I am guilty, Lord. but I am also a lover -- and I am one of your best people": First Edition of Hunter S. Thompson's Screw-Jack; Signed by Him
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
First edition of this collection of short stories. Small octavo, original boards. Boldly signed in full by Hunter S. Thompson on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pat Reagh.
"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 of this collection of of letters Hunter S. Thompson. Octavo, original boards. 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.
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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
Cambridge: Blackwell, 1991.
Second edition of the economist’s ground breaking work. Octavo, original black cloth. Inscribed by the author, “Dear Mike: Thank you for your interest and attention. Best Wishes Harry Markowitz.” In near fine condition, without the dust jacket.