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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, First Edition, 1943, Full Leather Custom Binding



The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

First Edition, First Printing

Published by Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis and New York in 1943

Custom Full Leather Binding and Custom Clamshell Box

Exceptional Condition

Binding Details:  Contemporary custom binding bound in full morocco leather with a spine treatment of five raised bands, gold gilted ruling, titling, and central decorations.  There are gold gilt decorated turn-ins, handmade marbled endpapers, and hand-sewn silk headbands. All page ends are gold gilted. The original book cover and spine are bound into the end of the book. The book is housed in a custom-made leather and cloth clamshell box with a spine comprised of raised bands and gold gilt titling.  The box is lined in Ultrasuede.

The book measures approximately 8.5” x 6” x 2” with 754 pages as well as an author’s note and table of contents.

Book Details:  This is the stated First Edition of Ayn Rand’s critically acclaimed first novel “Fountainhead” published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1943 about reaching our full, superhuman potential and showcasing her philosophy of objectivism.

The following are some of the reviews that were published upon its release:

“Ayn Rand is a writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, and bitterly.” - The New York Times Book Review

“By all the rules of the game it ought to sell by the carloads. It tells of exciting events and colorful characters. It is daring, not offensive. It is frankly intellectual and fearless discussing life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, but it never sinks to the highbrow. Her circle of readers ought to be 135,000,000” – N.Y. Herald Tribune

“A novel of remarkable vigor and interest. Strong, dramatic, intense, highly articulate … a pleasure to read” – Saturday Review

Condition Report:  Both the book and the clamshell box are in FINE condition.

Photographs of the binding, clamshell box, and endpapers appear in the photo section of the listing.