"Atlas Shrugged" is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas Shrugged" stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder - and rebirth - of man's ...Read More"Atlas Shrugged" is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas Shrugged" stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder - and rebirth - of man's spirit.Read Less
George Salter (dust jacket design) Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Dark teal green cloth, "AR" cartouche in gold foil on upper front cover, lettered in gold foil on black title box on upper spine panel, top text block edge dyed very dark blue. Very slight shelf wear, endsheets slightly toned by age, else nearly as issued. [viii], 1162 pp/ + "About the Author" at rear. Stated "Eight Printing" on copyright page, undated title page. Color illus. dust jacket rubbed along edges, with 2 1/2" closed tears and associated creasing along top front edge, minor loss at several corners, light rubbing to flap folds and joints with minor surface paper loss along lower rear joint, now in archival mylar. DJ shows original $6.95 price fully intact, "10/57" at bottom front flap corner, author's photo, quotation, and facsimile signature on rear panel. A virtually unimprovable copy in a dust jacket showing relatively modest condition issues.
Not A Book in Clamshell As New jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case Excellent Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book]. Hand-Crafted by our conservation team, each box is gilt-stamped at the spine, & features an embossed / 'sculpted' upper cover designed after the famous Salter DJ graphic. Each box is finished inside & out in Dark Forest Green & Deep Red fine cloth & Nuba®-a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph, that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck® leather. This clamshell is perfectly sized to accommodate your first edition. Protect your investment. A Terrific Collector's Custom Case for an important Book. TBCL Web Site photo/link available for over 100 generally in-stock titles. Custom Craft available. Book definitely NOT included.
Good. First edition, second printing, 1957. Hardback, in dustjacket. Text is clean, unmarked. Rear hinge is weak, otherwise the binding is strong. Moderate exterior wear. The front & rear endpapers have an owner's name stamp. The dustjacket (10/57) is price-clipped & edgeworn, with some chipping & a small open tear to the front panel. Photos available.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 1st edition with full number line. Looks practically new. Text has no markings or bent pages. Cover is clean, shiny & bright w/no scuffs or bends. Prev. owner's embossed book stamp inside cover. Very tiny nick to bottom edge of DJ. Expedited available with tracking number.
Good. Yes, First edition and stated First Printing. A square and solid copy with light soiling at foot. Green cover with about a two-inch abdasion at lower edge of front board and with very small abrasions to tips and rear cover. Previous owner's name written neatly on front free endpaper. Most presentable and how housed in a glorious facsimile dust jacket.
Very Good. 0525948929 1957 Random House hard cover-original 1st edition 6th printing-some chipping to edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) not price clipped ($6.95) water damage to bottom of back cover-webbing showing at front leaf-minor stain to bottom page edge-otherwise binding strong contents clean-enjoy.
Very Good in New jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Stated seventh printing. Scarce. Green full cloth boards, gilt cover initials and spine titles on black field, lt. shelf wear. Deckled pages very good, clean; bookplate removed from frt. endp. Bind fine; hinges intact. Very good example. Matching first state facsimile jacket protected in new, clear sleeve. Striking cover art by George Salter. Very attractive. In Rand's greatest achievement-and last work of fiction-she dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, and sexuality. Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing as a result of the mysterious disappearance of leading innovators and industrialists, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life. Endowed w/larger-than-life characters and charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is a revolutionary epic. 1184 pages. Insured post.
Very Good+/Good. Stout Octavo 1, 168pgs. Green Cloth. Black spine label, gilt lettering on spine, embossed iniitials "AR" on front panel. front and rear inner hinges startting. very light toning to spne. internally like new. Unclipped jacket has $6.95 price, 10/57 date on front flap, Chips along extremities, and scuffing vertically along the outer edges of the jacket spine. in fresh mylar sleeve. Photo of author by the window on rear flap has 3/4 chip.
This book, originally published in 1957, retains its relevance for the diagnosis of the ills of Western society in 2014, the poison of postmodernist nihilism, and beyond. It is a prelude to her solution of said problems, her philosophy of Objectivism. It should be read and understood by every thinking person in Western societies. Who is John Galt? It should be all of us!
Aug 15, 2013
I got interested in the book after seeing the two films. I am reading the entire book to compare the movie to the book. It is a long book, but I would recommend it to serious readers.
May 9, 2013
This book should be required reading for everybody!! For a book published over half a century ago it it accurately reflects what is happening in this country today. The "1984" of our generation! Read it!!
Mar 28, 2013
This story written in another era (the 50s) is so relevent to today it is almost frightening.
If you care about our freedom and what is happening to it you will be spellbound by this story.
I recommend this book to everyone who cares about our freedom/republic.
Dec 13, 2012
What a great book!
Well written and says so much of the way our country seems to be headed.
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