New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 1st. Leather bound. First Edition, Limited to 300 copies in this format (although not numbered), SIGNED by Thompson. Large 8vo. 756pp. Index. Foreword by David Halberstam; edited by Douglas Brinkley. Full burgundy leather with gilt lettering and decoration to spine with 8 raised bands; the Gonzo fist gilt-stamped to lower front corner; all edges gilt; moire endpapers; satin ribbon page marker. A fine copy, as new. Item #10383
Second volume of the "Fear and Loathing Letters." Includes hundreds of letters Thompson wrote (as well as a handful he received) after his rise to fame with his 1966 hit "Hell's Angels." These letters deal primarily with Thompson and his editor at Random House, Jim Silberman, his correspondence with Oscar Zeta Acost; Kurt Vonnegut; Tom Wolfe; Jann Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone and many more.