Pub Year

Title

Author

Publisher

Original Price

Pages

1943

The Fountainhead

Rand, Ayn

Bobbs-Merrill

$3.00

754

The first edition of this classic Ayn Rand book was published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1943. It was 754 pages long, and the original retail price was $3.00 . The first edition identification criteria are as follows: First Edition is stated on the copyright page. Binding is red cloth with gold lettering in front and spine, and red top-stain. Dust jacket has price of $3.00. Back of first issue dust jacket has a two column listing of other books published by Bobbs-Merrill.



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Picture of the 1943 first edition dust jacket for The Fountainhead.

Picture of the 1943 first edition dust jacket for The Fountainhead.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Fountainhead.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Fountainhead.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.00  price is found for The Fountainhead.

Picture of dust jacket where original $3.00 price is found for The Fountainhead.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Fountainhead.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Fountainhead.



Other first edition points for books by Ayn Rand include: Atlas Shrugged.

 


snailhorn
July 15, 2010, 9:52 am
I've seen two different copies bound in red cloth, both claiming to be first editions. On one, the title is written on the front board in thin gold script. On the other, the title has the same shadowing effect as it does on the dust jacket. Which is the real deal?


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