“I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine": Tenth Anniversary Edition of Atlas Shrugged; Signed by Ayn Rand
Item Number: 138176
New York: Random House, 1967.
Tenth Anniversary edition; number 574 of 2000 numbered and signed copies. Octavo, original blue cloth, original slipcase. Fine in the original slipcase, with the original acetate in fine condition. An exceptional example.
The theme of Atlas Shrugged, as Rand described it, is "the role of man's mind in existence." The book explores a number of philosophical themes that Rand would subsequently develop into the philosophy of Objectivism. By 1984 more than five million copies of Atlas Shrugged had been sold, and in a 1991 Library of Congress survey Americans named it second only to the Bible as the book that had most influenced their lives.