“THE ONLY RATIONAL AND MORAL SYSTEM IN MANKIND’S HISTORY”: CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL, SIGNED BY AYN RAND
RAND, Ayn. Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. (New York): The New American Library, (1966). Octavo, original black and green cloth, original cardboard slipcase. $3500.
Signed limited edition, first printing, number 278 of 700 copies, signed by capitalism’s most popular and influential philosopher, Ayn Rand.
In this collection of essays—which Rand, in her introduction, characterizes as "a nonfiction footnote to Atlas Shrugged" (her extremely influential 1957 novel celebrating the superiority of individual self-interest)—Rand and such fellow contributors as Nathaniel Branden and future Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan make the case that, regarding the fundamental question, "Is man free?," "capitalism is the only system that answers: Yes." Perinn A7b. Owner signature.
A fine copy.