"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute..."
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING of Rand's magnum opus. With vivid, unrestored dust-jacket.
The enormously popular "Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Not only is it her fullest presentation of her philosophy, it is the one novel, she said, that is 'completely my sense of life, without reservations'" (Robert Mayhew, Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged).
RAND, AYN. Atlas Shrugged. New York: Random House, 1957. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. General edge wear, closed tear to front jacket panel parallel to spine, small tear on top right corner of front jacket. Rare in such good condition without restoration.
Price: $2,500 .