San Francisco: Rolling Stone, 1971. Issues No. 95 and 96 of the long-running and influential music magazine. Unfolded and originally obtained in the Rolling Stone press room in 1971, with no mailing label.
The publication was founded in San Francisco by Jann Wenner and Ralph Gleason, largely funded in its earliest issues by $7500 borrowed from Wenner's family and the family of his fiancee. The magazine features music reviews, criticism, and interviews, and continues to be published today.
Issues No. 95 and 96 feature the first complete appearance in print of Hunter S. Thompson's landmark counterculture roman a clef, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream," which was published in Rolling Stone in two parts, preceding its publication by Random House the following year.
8.75 x 12 inches, folded tabloid style. Very Good plus on newsprint, with expected light toning, soil, and edgewear.