Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Vandalism  Ayn Rand Typescript/Manuscript by  Ayn RAND - Signed First Edition - 1962 - from Pen ultimate rare books (SKU: P1333)

Vandalism Ayn Rand Typescript/Manuscript

Click for full-size.

Vandalism Ayn Rand Typescript/Manuscript

by RAND, Ayn

  • Used
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
See description
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
NEW YORK,, New York
Item Price
$18,500.00
Or just $18,475.00 with a
Bibliophiles club membership
$3.00 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 2 to 8 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Fine. UNMATCHED Manuscript Ayn Rand! Rarely available, this FINE, heavily edited by Rand, typescript (3p) & Handwritten manuscript (2p) 5 pages, REVEALING THE CORE OF RAND'S AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY: "AN ACT OF VANDALISM WAS TELEVISED BY NBC ON DEC. 6; THE VICTIM WAS ROSTAND'S 'CYRANO DE BERGERAC.'" Written for Rand's 1962 column in the Los Angeles Times, presented here is her copiously edited manuscript criticizing the "ineptitude displayed by this show," but more importantly providing an early distillation of Rand's entire esthetic philosophy seven years before The Romatic Manifesto was published. Rand devoted a significant number of her columns not to politics or world affairs but to art.

Rand's praise runs from two of history's greatest Romantic writers — Victor Hugo and Edmond Rostand — to the contemporary detective stories of Mickey Spillane. Her condemnation ranges from "most of today's so-called 'serious' writers" to those attacking the popular television show The Untouchables. (Manuscript also available.)

Throughout her insights, Rand stresses the importance of art, the importance of experiencing the concrete projection of values and ideals, to a rational person. Further, she showcases how the field of art serves as a barometer of the philosophic health or disease of a culture. Her additions and deletions are available only here in this manuscript form. Rand's tenure at The Los Angeles Times lasted from June through mid-December 1962. "There is a state lower than that of men who prefer Tennessee Williams to Edmond Rostand: the state of those who see no difference between them." Rand even pens the word count in her own hand! Almost 60 years old, this Ayn Rand manuscript in Library Quality condition is housed in a custom cloth/leather box for protection. Book #C1118. $18,500. The world's largest selection of signed, manuscript, and rare Ayn Rand in private hands!

Reviews

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log-in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

bookseller
Pen ultimate rare books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
P1333
Title
Vandalism Ayn Rand Typescript/Manuscript
Author
RAND, Ayn
Format/binding
Signed Autograph Manuscript
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Publisher
Los Angeles Times
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1962
Keywords
AYN RAND. MANUSCRIPT. AESTHETICS. OBJECTIVISM. OBJECTIVIST ESTHETICS. ESTHETICS.
Bookseller catalogs
AYN RAND;

Terms of Sale

Pen ultimate rare books

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

Pen ultimate rare books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since 2018
NEW YORK,, New York
Ask Seller a Question

About Pen ultimate rare books

Pen Ultimate Rare Books carries the largest selection of rare, signed, and manuscript Ayn Rand on the planet! We also carry landmark works of History and Science. And we LOVE English Grammar. Split an infinitive with us!

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

This Book’s Categories

tracking-