"WEIRD FLOTSAM ON THE RISING TIDE, GIANT BOPPERS, WILD ONES, MOTORCYCLE OUTLAWS": FIRST EDITION OF THOMPSON'S HELL’S ANGELS
THOMPSON, Hunter S. Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga. New York: Random House, (1967). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $1600.
First edition, first printing, of Hunter S. Thompson's first book, an electrifying tale of the infamous biker gangs of California.
Thompson "made his mark in the mid-1960s with an assignment for The Nation, covering a Hell's Angel motorcycle group, later published as Hell's Angels, in which he developed what he calls 'gonzo journalism'" (Stringer, 666). "First Printing" stated on copyright page. First printing dust jacket with front flap containing price of "$4.95," code "1/67" at lower edge.
Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with only light rubbing to extremities.