The Fountainhead

  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Owner/Dealer: cdorais
PUBLISHER: The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia DATE: 1943 DESCRIPTION: Hardcover, green cloth binding with gilt lettering on front and spine, no dust jacket, 754 pages. Early issue with first issue errors as follows: Page 9: the "9" looks like an "o" at the bottom, Page 321 Line 5: "refrred", Page 381 Line 4: "G.W. the 'G' is smaller, Page 480 Line 2: "Domininque". Published by the Blakiston Company of Philadelphia which issued reprints of the original first edition during World War II. The Fountainhead is a 1943 novel by Ayn Rand. It was Rand's first major literary success and its royalties and movie rights brought her fame and financial security. The book's title is a reference to Rand's statement that "man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress". The Fountainhead was made into a Hollywood film in 1949, with Gary Cooper in the lead role of Howard Roark, and with a screenplay by Ayn Rand herself. () CONDITION: Book is in good condition. There is no dust jacket. Spine has darkened and spine gilt lettering is hard to read. It is light soiling to covers, light to moderate corner bumping and wear at spine tips. Pages are clean and edge water stain gradually disappears by p. 83 and hinges intact except for the front cover - see picture. Early issue with first issue points corrected in later issues.