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Atlas Shrugged - RAND Ayn - 1967. 
1967 - RAND, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. New York: Random House, (1967). Octavo, original blue cloth, blue endpapers, uncut, top edge blue, original acetate, original slipcase. $4800.Signed limited tenth-anniversary edition, number 494 of 2000 copies signed by Rand."From 1943 until its publication in 1957, [Rand] worked on the book that many say is her masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged. This novel describes how a genius named John Galt grows weary of supporting a society of ungrateful parasites and one day simply shrugs and walks away. He becomes an inspiration to like-minded men and women, all of whom eventually follow his example, until society, in its agony, calls them back to responsibility and respect. Again [as with Rand's novel The Fountainhead in 1943] reviews were unsympathetic, and again people bought the book" (ANB). By 1984 more than five million copies of Atlas Shrugged had been sold, and in a 1991 Library of Congress survey a majority of Americans named it second only to the Bible as the book that had most influenced their lives. With "Ninth printing" stated on copyright page. Perinn A4d. Closed tear to acetate. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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