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Ayn Rand
AYN RAND THE FOUNTAINHEAD GENUINE FIRST EDITION ASPREY TIFFANY SUPERB
Ayn Rand. The Fountainhead. Bobbs-Merrill Company New York. USA. 1943. FIRST EDITION Stunning binding by the prestigeous luxury retailer Asprey's - the UK equivalent of Tiffany. Full, Moroccan black leather. Boards and spinal compartments gilt ruled. Base of boards and raised bands tooled. Hand sewn headbands and all edges gilt. Beautiful, decorative, hand-made paper end-papers with tooled leather inlays to paste-downs. Front, maroon/red cloth and spine laid down and bound in at rear. 754 pp. Stated "First Edition" on verso of title-page. The protaganist is believed to be based on the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. "Twelve publishers rejected the manuscript before an editor at the Bobbs-Merrill Company risked his job to get it published. Contemporary reviewers' opinions were polarized. Some praised the novel as a powerful paean to individualism, while others thought it overlong and lacking sympathetic characters. Initial sales were slow, but the book gained a following by word of mouth and became a bestseller. More than 6.5 million copies of The Fountainhead have been sold worldwide and it has been translated into more than 20 languages". [Attributes: First Edition]
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