AMONG THE MOST DESIRABLE OF AMERICAN FIRSTS: FIRST EDITION OF AYN RAND'S THE FOUNTAINHEAD, "A HYMN OF PRAISE TO THE INDIVIDUAL"
RAND, Ayn. The Fountainhead. Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill, (1943). Octavo, modern full red morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers.
First edition of Rand’s best-selling and unforgettable celebration of the individual spirit, handsomely bound.
In The Fountainhead—Rand's first major Objectivist novel as well as her first best-seller—"Rand has taken her stand against collectivism, 'the rule of the second-hander, the ancient monster,' which has brought men 'to a level of intellectual indecency never equalled on earth.' She has written a hymn in praise of the individual" (Lorine Pruette). Perinn A3a. Vinson, 1139.