Two (2) author signed and inscribed Ayn Rand related books, including one (1) Rand signed WE THE LIVING, London 1940 edition. 1st item: Author signed and inscribed WE THE LIVING, by Ayn Rand, published by Cassell and Company, London, 1940. Octavo, 553 pages, hardbound in navy blue cloth with red lettering to spine, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "To Linda — with love and admiration — Ayn March 3, 1942" to front end paper. 8 1/4" H x 6" W x 1 5/8" D. 2nd item: Double author signed and inscribed WHO IS AYN RAND? AN ANALYSIS OF THE NOVELS BY AYN RAND, First Edition, stated First Printing, by Nathaniel Branden, with a biographical essay by Barbara Branden, published Random House, New York, 1962. Octavo, 239 pages, hardbound in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, turquoise end papers, includes original pictorial dust jacket. Signed and inscribed "To Linda Lynneberg–With best wishes–Nathaniel Branden 10/25/62 Barbara Braden" to front end paper. 8 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W x 1 1/8" D. Note: The recipient of both books was Linda Lynneberg, also known as Aslaug Lynneberg, a Danish-American lifelong friend to Rand. CONDITION: 1st item: Dust jacket in fragile condition with areas of loss, largest 1 1/2" x 2", to edges and spine, toning/acid burn to edges of interior. Covers with scuffs, normal shelf wear, corners bumped. Pages with toning, handling marks, few foxing spots, to edges. Inscription and signaturein overall very good, clear condition. 2nd item: Dust jacket with toning, surface wear, creases, areas of loss, largest 3/4". Staining, largest 3/8", sun fading, normal shelf wear to covers, slightly bumped corners.Pages with toning, handling marks, few foxing spots, to edges. Inscription and signaturein overall very good, clear condition.
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