First edition, first printing. Inscribed association copy. Publisher's original stapled white card covers printed in black and brown. Illustrated in black and white throughout. A very good or better copy, the binding firm, the covers with a little toning at the edges. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps.
Inscribed by the artist in black ink on the title page "To Don + / Natalie who / I think have / trodden in something / with much love / Ralph Steadman / Oct 70 xx". The recipients are the trans-Atlantic journalist, author and New York Times editor Donald Goddard and his wife. Discussing working with Hunter S. Thompson in a 2015 interview, Steadman when asked how he came to "define the visual style of Gonzo journalism" replied "[On my way to meet Hunter S. Thompson to cover the Kentucky Derby for counterculture magazine Scanlan's] I had lost my colours and ink pens – I had left them in a taxi on the way over to Scanlan's editor Donald Goddard's house. I was having supper with Donald and his wife Natalie, who happened to be a representative for Revlon's make-up. She gave me a whole load of samples which I took with me the next day on a flight to Kentucky. I used them in the preparation of colours for the pictures at the Kentucky Derby which began the process of Gonzo Pictorial journalism". (Tom Banks, Design Week, July 17, 2015)
Stock code: 18921