BANTAM BOOKS TORONTO, NEW YORK, LONDON, SYDNEY 1983. Signed and inscribed by inimitable Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman at pictorial endpaper: "For Nandor, from Ralph Steadman, 17.6.86". If correct in reading inscription, from first letter N in name are two mad eyes and furled brow.
Then, going above and beyond, Steadman takes the adjacent half-title and illustration and turns the "o's" in Lono into two eyes and offers up a gonzo caricature of the good doctor complete with hat and Dunhill and thought blurb: Bad Craziness! White pictorial wraps, light shelf, corner wear. Front, back wraps feature several Steadman illustrations of'Lono's Marlin Mask'. Large 7" x 10" design.
Profusely illustated in black and white and blazing color by Ralph Steadman. Near fine example of this uniquely signed rarity. A hilarious, brain-curdling south Sea adventure ensues, the story of HST's epic escapades in Hawai'i... Originally published in 1983, Curse features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman duo have become known and loved.This curious book featuring marathon reportage and big game fishing, is considered rather an oddity among Hunter's oeuvre. Includes vignettes by such icons as Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, and Ralph Emerson along with Steadman's slight doctoring of several more classical illustrations. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The item "THE CURSE OF LONO (1983) HUNTER S. THOMPSON, RALPH STEADMAN SIGNED 1ST EDITION" is in sale since Thursday, May 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "mediumisthemessagemedia" and is located in Gladstone, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.