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The Fountainhead by  Ayn Rand - First Edition; First Printing - 1943 - from Old Saratoga Books (SKU: 50979)

The Fountainhead

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The Fountainhead

by Rand, Ayn

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  • Hardcover
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Good in Good dust jacket; Boards worn, spine cocked, corners rounded, pages toned, jacket edgeworn.
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. Good in Good dust jacket; Boards worn, spine cocked, corners rounded, . pages toned, jacket edgeworn.. 1943. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Early printing of this bestselling novel, later made into the 1949 film starring Gary Cooper as idealistic architect Howard Roark. Red cloth titled in gilt on front boards and spine. . First edition is NOT printed on copyright page, but Rand's disclaimer is. Printing errors on pp 9, 321, 381, 480. Later state jacket with Rand's photo and three review blurbs on rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 754 pages .

Synopsis

When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand 's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special Afterword by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Peikoff which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand's own notes on the making of The Fountainhead . As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

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On Jun 14 2022, a reader said:
One of the most influential books I have ever read yeah she can talk a yes I just need to listen

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Bookseller
Old Saratoga Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
50979
Title
The Fountainhead
Author
Rand, Ayn
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good in Good dust jacket; Boards worn, spine cocked, corners rounded, pages toned, jacket edgeworn.
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bobbs-Merrill
Place of Publication
Indianapolis
Date Published
1943
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Books into Film;

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Old Saratoga Books owners Dan and Rachel Jagareski have been selling books since 1996. After running an open shop for twenty years in the historic village of Schuylerville we now sell books online and at book fairs. We are members of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). Our specialties include books about history, science, cooking, children's books, and the arts. Rachel is a graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and has attended Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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