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Atlas Shrugged by  Ayn RAND - First Edition - 1957 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts (SKU: 408560)

Atlas Shrugged

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Atlas Shrugged

by RAND, Ayn

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A near-fine copy, the cloth fresh and gilt bright with just the slightest toning to board edges, some light rippling of paper on
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New York: Random House, 1957. A near-fine copy, the cloth fresh and gilt bright with just the slightest toning to board edges, some light rippling of paper on title. The jacket unrestored and in original condition, unclipped and colors strong, a 1-in. closed tear at bottom of front panel, shorter closed tear on upper rear panel, light toning to outer rear flap, a few small abrasions on front pane and spine, and light chipping at epine ends and corners. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth; printed dust jacket designed by George Salter. First edition, first printing (stated on title page verso), first issue jacket, with $6.95 price and code 10/57 both present on inner front flap.

Synopsis

Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957 in the United States. This was Rand's fourth, longest and last novel, and she considered it her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. As indicated by its working title The Strike, the book explores a dystopian United States where leading innovators, ranging from industrialists to artists, refuse to be exploited by society.

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On Jun 7 2017, a reader said:
Atlas Shrugged is perhaps the greatest, most revealing novel ever written. It is larger than life, and a truly philosophical, dramatic, exalting, and suspenseful read.
On Feb 6 2017, a reader said:
A life changimg read.
On Dec 7 2004, Pazzo Books said:
If you liked The Fountainhead but thought the philosophy took a back seat to character development and plot, Atlas Shrugged is great - not concerning itself with such outmoded details like characters who might exist and avoiding exposition, Atlas Shrugged is the most pedantic, two-dimensional book ever. Huzzah.

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Bookseller
Riverrun Books & Manuscripts US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
408560
Title
Atlas Shrugged
Author
RAND, Ayn
Book condition
Used - A near-fine copy, the cloth fresh and gilt bright with just the slightest toning to board edges, some light rippling of paper on
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1957
Bookseller catalogs
Literature;

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About Riverrun Books & Manuscripts

Founded in 1978 and purchased in 2016 by Thomas Lecky, Riverrun specializes in fine, rare, and unusual books from all periods and genres. There are large holdings in art, photography, artists' books, fine printing, books about books, literature, signed and inscribed books, early printing, and Americana. We have thousands of books not listed online in these and many other fields, and are constantly sourcing new material from private collections and public auction. Please let us know if we can help you locate something not listed in our stock. We are members of the ABAA and are certified members of the Appraiser's Association of America.

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First Edition
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title page
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edges
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chipping
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spine
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gilt
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jacket
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