Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. Connecticut: The Easton Press, 2013. Stated Limited Edition numbered 1,349. Leather boards with 24kt gold embossing. Housed in custom matching slipcase.
This limited collector’s edition of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was published by The Easton Press in 2013. Bound in full leather and elegantly decorated with 24kt gold embossed on both boards and spine of the book, the pages are also fully edged in gold. This copy is hand-numbered in black ink as 1,349 of a restricted total of 1,943. The book is housed in a protective slipcase custom built for this edition and with matching decorative cover.
The Fountainhead is the Ayn Rand's best-selling and unforgettable celebration of the individual spirit. From 1935-1943, Rand worked as a secretary in an architectural firm, during which time she wrote The Fountainhead, her first Objectivist novel and her first bestseller. The book follows the protagonist Howard Roark, a young architect struggling to stay true to his own vision against more conventional and mainstream ideas. As the original dust jacket explained, "This book is based on a challenging belief in the importance of selfishness, on the provocative idea that man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress."
Initially rejected by twelve publishers, and firing one over publicity plans, Rand finally found a publisher in Bobbs-Merrill. She released The Fountainhead in 1943. Despite harsh criticism, the book gradually found its audience and became one of the high spots of American literature. Rand later would also write the screenplay for the film version of the novel, released in 1949 and starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal.
Overall fine condition. The limited edition book is like new with clean pages and tight binding. There are no signs of creases, tears, or other wear on the book. The matching slipcase has some scuffs from use, but has no structural damage. The decoration on the front of the slipcase is in tact and bright.
Dimensions: 9 ⅞” H x 6 ½” W x 2 ¼” D (with slipcase)
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