316. Rand (Ayn) The Fountainhead, first edition, endpapers a little browned, first issue red cloth, corners and spine ends bumped, otherwise excellent, first issue dust-jacket with list of Bobbs-Merrill Books to lower panel, spine faded, subtle restorations to spine ends and corners, light surface soiling, in effect an excellent copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, Indianapolis, 1943.
est. £7000 – £10000
Ayn Rand’s first literary success. The Fountainhead remains as one of the most influential novels ever published in America, it laid the foundations for Rand’s theory of individualism.