Octavo, 754pp. Original red cloth, gilt title on spine, gilt title on cover, repaired and reinforced spine. Wear to edges of boards, damp staining to front cover and front endpaper. Exposure to humid conditions evident on subsequent leafs. Stated ‘first edition’ on copyright page. Housed in custom made clamshell case, red cloth, gilt title over morocco on spine, in fine condition. Signed on the front endpaper by author Ayn Rand: “To Carmen Gomez – One of the few readers I am proud to have – Ayn Rand – September 8, 1943.”
Comments: An exceptional signed copy, inscribed by the author shortly after its publication in 1943.