(San Francisco): Straight Arrow Books, (1973). First edition. Thompson's account of the battle for the 1972 presidency, from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon. Gonzo journalism at its best with illustrations by Ralph Steadman and photographs by various others. First-issue dust jacket with white border around picture on back panel. Very good with page edges lightly foxed and light stain to margins pp.405-18; in very good, lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket with blue skull cap on spine toned to pale blue-green, few faint stains on verso (not visible from the front).