Item Detail

Item Number 9350
Title Atlas Shrugged
Author Rand, Ayn
Condition NF/NF
Publisher Random House
Place Published New York
Date Published 1957
Edition 1st Edition
Binding Hardcover; 1st Printing
Notes 1st edition/1st printing, Random House, 1957. NF+/NF+. Stated First Printing with all the correct points met for book and dustjacket. A lovely copy of this bulky book and fragile dustjacket. The Near Fine+ book (really close to Fine) is clean, straight and tightly bound with no soiling and no previous owner marks or names, the binding gilt on the front panel and spine is bright, unscratched and unfaded, binding edges and corners are unworn, and the dark green upper page edges are unfaded and rich in color. The only faults I can see is the usual tiny bit of faint smuding to the extreme outer corners of the bottom page edges from the weight of the book causing them to touch shelving at some point in its life, and an extremely tiny (less than sharpened pencil point sized) ink mark also on the lower page edges. The Near Fine+ price intact dustjacket has the correct '10/57' on the bottom of the front flap, the publisher's name/address on the bottom of the back flap, and the striking colors and design of this famous Salter-designed dustjacket are bright and unfaded. There has been a very small amount of extremely well done professional paper conservationist work that's hard to even see in little areas of the edges near the spine folds and a couple of the flap fold ends, there's just a touch of surface rubbing to the back panel, a mere hint of edge wear to a small portion of the lower back panel edge, and a couple of tiny very slightly toned spots in the white area of the back panel. Beautiful book and dustjacket that presents very near perfectly. This one needs no content synopsis - the author's opus, probably the all-time best selling fiction book with, it seems, never-ending relevance for good or bad as to what's happening in our world well over half a century after the book was published.; 8-11/16" x 6"; 1168 pages
LoC or ISBN LOC: 5710033
Keyword(s) Ayn Rand,Literature,Fiction,Political Fiction,Utopia for the rich
Category(ies) General Fiction 1sts
Price $3600.00