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Hell's Angels (Signed); The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by  Hunter S Thompson - First Edition - 1967 - from Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. (SKU: 24919)

Hell's Angels (Signed); The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

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Hell's Angels (Signed); The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

by Thompson, Hunter S

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Near Fine/near fine
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New York: Random House, 1967. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/near fine. First edition of the author's first book. A fine fresh copy in black cloth binding stamped in silver and lettered in red at spine. Prior owner name with 67 date on the front endpaper is really the only flaw. The price-intact dustwrapper has a couple of tiny chips at spine ends else fine and unfaded. Laid in to this copy is a bookplate SIGNED by Thompson (H. S. Thompson). The bookplate matches those that came from the publisher of Thompson's Proud Highway. Thompson was still signing these at readings in the late 1990's. Copies of Hell's Angels that are signed in any form have become quite dear. An auspicious debut for the Gonzo journalist and provacateur.


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On Jan 13 2017, a reader said:
I made a trip to Manhattan to purchase this book at a used book store on Broadway and 13th Street. I had searched high and low to find it. I was not disappointed. Though I purchased the book for about $7 or $8 it is now worth over $700, but I will never part with it. It is an inside look at what it is like to ride with the Hells Angels back in the 60s. That has always been my dream, both asleep and awake. The part I remembered most about the book was Hunter Thompson telling one of the Angels that only a coward would hit his wife. This triggered an attack upon Thompson, which ultimately ended his saga with the group. I remember that the book itself took me about 2 or 3 days to read. Once you pick it up, you cannot put it down. Of all the books I have ever read, it is up there with Dale Carnegie's "How To Stop Worrying and Start Living" and "Alive" the story of the Andes' plane crash survivors.


Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A. US (US)
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Hell's Angels (Signed); The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Thompson, Hunter S
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
near fine
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First Edition
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Literature, First Book, Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Modern Literature / First Editions;

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