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The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead
SIGNED, magnificently Inscribed by Ayn Rand only months after publication: "To--One of the few readers I am proud to have--Ayn Rand--September 8, 1943."First Edition/First Issue in that highly prized First Issue dust jacket. Original red cloth, gilt title on cover, repaired and reinforced spine. Original first-issue dust jacket listing Bobbs Merrill titles with 6" half-moon shaped chip to spine and a closed tear. Wear to edges of boards, damp staining to front cover and front endpaper. Exposure to moist conditions evident throughout. Housed in a custom clamshell box, red cloth, gilt title over morocco on spine. Signed by Rand on the front endpaper, NOT a "Tipped-in" or "Laid-in" signature. A unique Rand inscription, the likes of which we've never seen in 45 years of hunting her down at the best prices on the market: "One of the few readers I am proud to have--Ayn Rand." Accompanying the book is a very good copy of the rare pamphlet, "A Letter from Ayn Rand. Author of The Fountainhead," issued by Bobbs Merrill in response to the deluge of requests for information about the novel and its author. Pamphlet is very difficult to obtain. Book #C1117. $16,800. *****From the world's largest collection of rare, signed, manuscript Ayn Rand in private hands! *****All our books are sanitized for your protection before mailing. Seller Inventory # C1117

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