Author signed and inscribed THE FOUNTAINHEAD, stated First Edition, by Ayn Rand, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, New York, 1943. Octavo, 754 red top edged, side deckle edged pages, hardbound in red cloth with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "To Gertrude Lynneberg–with my best wishes for long years of happiness–Ayn Rand November 16, 1943" to front end paper. 8 3/4" H x 6 1/4" W x 1 7/8" D. Note: The recipient of the book was Gertrude Lynneberg, sister in law to Linda Lynneberg, also known as Aslaug Lynneberg, a Danish-American lifelong friend to Rand. CONDITION: Dust jacket with toning, creases, areas of loss, largest 3/4" x 2", foxing spots and several areas of scotch tape repair, largest 4" x 1/2", visible to interior. Covers with scuffs, few areas of staining, largest 1/2, normal shelf wear, corners slightly bumped. Pages with toning, handling marks, few foxing spots, to edges. Inscription and signature in overall good, clear condition slightly affected by toning.
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