CAPTIALISM: The Unknown Ideal–one of 300 copies signed by Rand


Octavo, original green cloth and black cloth, original grey cardboard slipcase with green paper label.

First edition, second printing, one of 300 unnumbered copies issued to meet demand for the sold-out signed limited first edition, signed by capitalism’s most popular, influential philosopher, Ayn Rand. In this collection of essays, which Rand calls “a nonfiction footnote to Atlas Shrugged,” Rand and fellow contributors Nathaniel Branden and future Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan argue that “capitalism is the only system consonant with man’s rational nature.” Seven hundred copies of the first printing were issued with a special limitation page signed by Rand. “Due to an unprecedented demand, New American Library has agreed to publish a second printing of 300 copies, identical to the first edition”(from the NBI Book Service Notice card), signed by Rand on the flyleaf, without the numbered limitation page. This copy also contains an erratum slip, not mentioned in the Perinn bibliography, tipped in after the signed leaf and erroneously identifying the misprinted paragraph as appearing on page 71 instead of page 171. Perinn, Rand’s bibliographer, lists only the first printing of 700 copies.

A very near fine signed copy in original slipcase.  $3500.


Price: $3,500.00