Notes: 51 pages. One of 176 copies of an early and previously unpublished short story by Thompson, written when he was living in New York about a struggling writer in Greenwich Village. Illustrated in typically exuberant style by Steadman.
This is one of 26 lettered copies, bound in black and red cloth, with a leather spine label stamped in gilt. Each of the lettered copies is accompanied by a small 5-by-7-1/2 inch two-color silkscreen of a red-eyed Dr. Gonzo. The silkscreen is signed and lettered by Steadman and laid into folded paper covers. The book and silkscreen are laid into a folding clamshell box with a leather label.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued. The silkscreen and its folded cover is also fine. This is copy B of 26. Signed by both Thompson and Steadman, with the silkscreen also signed by Steadman. The slipcase is fine; the leather label has minute scuffing.
Publication: Woody Creek; Loose Valley; BlueGrass; and High Desert: Gonzo International; Steam Press; Petro III Graphics; and Sylph Publications, 2004.
Item No: #5647