First edition, first printing. The philosophical movement launched by Rand with Atlas Shrugged had a profound impact on American culture, which continues to this day, with the novel named by a 1991 Library of Congress survey as the most influential book for a majority of Americans, second only to the Bible.
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Octavo. Original green cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt on black, monogram to front board gilt, top edge blue, yellow endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, small stain to front board, rear hinge splitting but holding fine, in the dust jacket with shallow chipping to corners and ends of spine, wear and chipping along rear spine edge, closed tear along front top edge. A very good copy.