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The Fountainhead
Indianapolis, New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. Third printing. [ii], 753, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, lettered on cover and spine in gilt. Slight sunning to spine and trifling wear to spine ends and tips, else near fine. In a custom maroon cloth clamshell box with leather spine label. Presentation Copy to Conservative Columnist Ruth Alexander Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Ruth Alexander - cordially - Ayn Rand. May 9, 1945." Alexander was a popular conservative columnist for Hearst and an early supporter of Rand's writing and political organizing (cf. Burns, Goddess of the Market, pp. 70-1). Alexander "became Rand's lifelong friend and once called her (undoubtedly to her delight) 'America's Joan of Arc'" (Heller, Ayn Rand, p. 133). A choice, early inscription on Rand's breakthrough novel.
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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