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To buy, sell or consign an Ayn Rand first edition book or a Ayn Rand first edition signed book, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

Ayn Rand first edition

An Ayn Rand first edition or an Ayn Rand autograph is one of the most popular items in the autograph and rare book collectible fields.  So, why not have both in one?  Here at NateDSanders.com, we have sold the following Ayn Rand first edition books of her most famous titles.  See below:

Ayn Rand first edition, signed copy of “Anthem.” Hardcover with dustjacket. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, LTD.: 1953. Copy given to Nathaniel Branden, her purported protege and lover. Signed and inscribed by Rand in blue ink, “To Barbara and Nathan – – who are now fully my children – to mark your first six-months wedding anniversary – Ayn / July 14, 1953.” Book, which measures 6″x 8.5″, runs 105pp. Thinly-veiled sci-fi-ish allegory supports Rand’s classic Objectivist thesis regarding the subjugation of the ego for the greater whole of society. Dust jacket in near fine condition with minor chips at top. Slight cloth board spotting and very mild toning to interior. A near-perfect signed Ayn Rand first edition copy. Our most expensive Ayn Rand first edition that we have handled. Sold for $22,500.

Ayn Rand first edition Ayn Rand "Anthem" First Edition

Ayn Rand First Edition Signed of “Anthem”

True Ayn Rand first edition, first printing copy of “We the Living” signed and inscribed by the acclaimed author. Macmillan: New York: 1936. Rand inscribes the front free endpaper: “To Mary Virginia Inholes [?] — with the very best wishes of the author / Ayn Rand / June 17, 1936” with an excellent, clear signature. One of only 3,000 copies printed, “We the Living” is Rand’s first published book, and considered one of her earliest public statements against Communism. The book is Rand’s closest attempt at autobiography as she mentions in the foreword, and tells the story of life in post-revolutionary Russia. With all first edition points present, including “Published, April 1936″ on copyright page. Bound in beige cloth boards with turquoise lettering. Pages are clean and binding is tight, with only toning to edges and endpapers. Lacking a dustjacket, book measures 5.5″ x 8” and is in near fine condition. Rare Ayn Rand first edition. Sold for $3,800.

Ayn Rand first edition Ayn Rand "We the Living" 1st Edition. Signed

Ayn Rand First Edition “We the Living” Signed

Signed and inscribed copy of Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.” Bobbs-Merrill Company: New York: 1943. Ayn Rand first edition, later printing. Signed in ink to front free endpaper, “To David Weisbart / Thank you for your brilliant job of film editing – and for your philosophical interest – Ayn Rand.” First edition points present as follows: page 9: the “9” looks like an “o” at the bottom; page 321, line 5: “refrred”; page 381, line 4: “G.W. the ‘G’ is shorter; page 480 line 2: Dominique misspelled “Domininque.” Along with “Anthem” and “Atlas Shrugged,” “The Fountainhead” placed Rand in rarified company among the great authors of her generation. Volume shows only minor wear to edges and ends, else excellent condition. An exceptional copy of this literary masterwork by one of the twentieth century’s greatest intellectuals. Nice Ayn Rand first edition. Sold for $3,475.

Ayn Rand first edition Ayn Rand Signed "Fountainhead" 1st Edition

Ayn Rand First Edition Signed “Fountainhead”

Ayn Rand first edition signed, 16th printing of “Atlas Shrugged”, published by Random House: New York: 1957. Rand signs her name along with the date of 4/10/77 to the title page of this book, which has its original price-clipped dustjacket. Ex-libris copy has stamps to front and rear pastedowns, and pouch to rear free endpaper, as well as stamp to top edge. Runs 1168pp., bound in green cloth boards with “AR” in gold lettering to front. Measures 6.25″ x 8.75″. Aside from library marks, very good to near fine. Excellent Ayn Rand first edition.  With PSA/DNA COA. Sold for $2,917.

Ayn Rand first edition Ayn Rand Signed "Atlas Shrugged"

Ayn Rand First Edition Signed “Atlas Shrugged”

Ayn Rand signed limited edition of ”Atlas Shrugged”

Random House: New York: 1967. Rand’s celebrated final novel set in a dystopian America popularized the philosophy of Objectivism and rational self-interest. Limitation page is signed ”Ayn Rand” in blue ink and indicates this is number 721 of a 10th Anniversary signed edition limited to 2,000 such copies. At 1168pp., this is her lengthiest piece of literature. Bound in blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and top edge blue. Measures 6” x 8.75”. Some minor blue ink to spine and scratching to bottom edge, else near fine.  Sold for $2,188.

Ayn Rand first edition Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Signed

Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Signed

Ayn Rand typed letter signed, paired with an early photo of Rand in Hollywood. Letter on Rand’s personal stationery is dated 24 May 1946. She writes to one Rip Reynolds in Pelly, Texas, in full, “Dear Mr. Reynolds: Thank you for your letter – and many thanks to your friend, Dale Hart, who recommended THE FOUNTAINHEAD to you. I am enclosing a printed letter which might interest you. Sincerely, [signed] Ayn Rand”. Single-page letter is attractively matted and framed alongside the photo to an overall size of 21″ x 15″. Items have not been removed from frame for inspection but appear near fine save for creasing and light staining to letter. Sold for $1,954.

Ayn Rand first edition Ayn Rand TLS

Ayn Rand Typed Letter Signed

To buy, sell or consign an Ayn Rand first edition book or a Ayn Rand first edition signed book, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982.  Thank you.

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