Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream - INSCRIBED - Hunter S. Thompson 1990 - Summit Books, New York - First Edition Volume 3 of the ‘Gonzo Papers’ viciously and magnificently inscribed and violently signed by HST across the first page -

Staway from me
This is Not a Good Time
I STILL Have a Half Bottle

This volume of the Gonzo Papers, charts ‘the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades – 1950 to 1990 – Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. These tales – often sleazy, brutal, and crude – are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called "the most baffling human iceberg of our time”.’ [from the intro to a later edition].
  BAD CRAZINESS - On August 20, 2005, in a private ceremony in Aspen, Colorado, Thompson's ashes were fired from a cannon atop a 153-foot tower of his own design (in the shape of a double-thumbed fist clutching a peyote button) to the tune of Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man.

Provenance: John W. Benoit with his bookplate.

Octavo (book size 24.2x16.4cm), pp. 317 [1] [1 (copyright page)] [1]. In publisher’s red cloth over grey paper boards, spine lettered in silver, Gonzo symbol blocked in silver to front board. Dust jacket price-clipped to upper corner of front flap, and laminated by an idiot.
  Condition: Near fine, slight bump to upper corners, faint spotting to foredge, in price clipped dust jacket that some fool has laminated.   Ref: 111518   Price: HK$ 30,000