Anthem

“The most lyrical of any of her work, the most abstract and stylized in its literary method. It has the beauty and cadence of a prose poem” (Branden, 14). Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Matchless Ayn Rand value! “I am. I think. I will.” The very scarce true second printing of the First American Hardcover Edition of Anthem, a decade after The Fountainhead,...
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Contact PEN ULTIMATE RARE BOOKS

If any rare, signed or manuscript Rand items interest you, please contact me at: archangels@att.net (preferable) or 415 680 4150. Thank you, Michael
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The New York Antiquarian Book Fair, 2016

Ground-breaking botany, the complete works of 19C English and American men and women of letters (one volume twice-signed by Twain/S Clemens), a volume of poetry from Pope’s library signed “A Pope,” golf from the days of plus fours and stiff cocktails, racy early fashion photography, classic fantasy fiction, a touch of Dracula, pinches of Kant, and a gorgeous fourth...
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Collecting Ayn Rand, Signed Limited Editions: Atlas Shrugged and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

(Please refer to the entries in Vincent L Perinn’s book, Ayn Rand: First Descriptive Bibliography available from Pen Ultimate Rare Books, as it’s an invaluable resource. While I’ve found some mistakes in Perinn [Capitalism 2, explained below, is a mistake of omission; he simply didn't know about it. Even today, many informed Rand collectors don't know.] Still, Perinn’s...
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Ayn Rand @ The New York Antiquarian Book Fair, 2015

“I started collecting stamps when I was ten years old,” wrote 69 year old Ayn Rand in blue ink on blue paper, where she proclaimed her passion for philately on a heavily annotated and corrected 16-page manuscript (“Why I Like Stamp Collecting”) offered for sale at The New York Antiquarian Book Fair, the granddaddy of all book fairs. This manuscript along with other Rand treasures bedazzled the...
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