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We the Living

We the Living
True 1st UK Edition in rare jacket! "It's a rare gift, you know, to feel reverence for your own life and to want the best, the greatest, the highest possible, here, now, for your very own. To imagine a heaven and then not to dream of it, but to demand it." Thus insists Kira Argounova, Rand's first heroine from her first novel, in unaltered We the Living first edition text. Scarce even without jackets, early British printings contain the original, unrevised text of the novel. (Rand Revised the text for the Revised American Edition, 1959). The blue cloth book is also in extremely good shape for a first edition, First Printing from 1936, only a few months after the First (Macmillan) Printing with edge wear and light scrapping to blue cloth, spine rubbed but all letters intact, light tanning to front papers and foxing. Overall straight and tight. This first issue dust jacket is lightly soiled with foxing and missing 1 1/2" edge chip near top spine and some closed edge tears and light foxing. Printed price of 8'6 NET on spine. Perinn A1b. A rare Rand acquisition, missing from most Rand collections. Book #P1436. $2900. Many more Rand items, including handwritten manuscript pages from Atlas Shrugged, available. Seller Inventory # 000096

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