FOR SALE: First edition, first printing of Atlas Shrugged

Posted by WDonway 7 years, 8 months ago to Classifieds: For Sale
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I have a first edition, first printing copy of the very original Atlas Shrugged in hardcover, with intact dust jacket, no markings, and in "very good" condition (a term of book collectors, very strict). I am willing to sell it for what I paid some years ago, but it still isn't cheap. If you are interested, let me know; or if you know someone who might be, please let them know. I have the original receipt and documentation from a reputable Manhattan rare books seller, so you will know the condition and price. I hate to part with it, but I need the money, right now.


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  • Posted by sdesapio 7 years, 8 months ago
    Hey W. I just saw your previous post. You'll need to add an email address to your account if you want people to be able to Private Message you on Classified listings.
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  • Posted by overmanwarrior 7 years, 8 months ago
    What part of the country do you live? It might be better for someone here to offer you a job. I'd hate for you to have to sell such a treasure for pennies on the dollar.
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    • Posted by 7 years, 8 months ago
      That is a very kind thought, overmanwarrior. I thank you. If enough people bought me novels, I could afford to keep my copy of Atlas... Now, there, is the finally, lowest, saddest appeal for readers. Cheers, overman.

      Walter
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      • Posted by khalling 7 years, 8 months ago
        Your writing is beautiful, we have to get the word out!
        http://www.amazon.com/Lailly-Worm-Walter...
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        • Posted by 7 years, 8 months ago
          Yeah, the mention of a job scared the crap out of me. After all, I am 68. I DO have a few skills, of course, and some knowledge... and I do jog 3.5 miles a day, so I am not too decrepit. But a job!
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          • Posted by overmanwarrior 7 years, 8 months ago
            I just don't want to see you give up such a valuable copy of Atlas.

            I saw a first edition of The Fountainhead at Halfprice books and didn't get it when I saw it, since I already had a stack. I went back to get it a couple of days later and it was gone. I tried to imagine the history of that book. I felt sorry for it being there. Somebody went through a tough parting with it.
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            • Posted by 7 years, 8 months ago
              I will post a price, and if interest after that, pix. You have a STACK of first editions of The Fountainhead? Of course, I do realize that first editions are worth nothing if not in good shape, with dust jacket and all. I went to a house sale, here, and saw first editions, first printings of a dozen very famous books. I thought: Oh Jeez! They have no idea! I'm going to make a killing and bought them all. I went straight to a rare book dealer, and he said: no dust jackets. Worth zilch. Well, I paid only a dollar apiece, and that's what they were worth.
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  • Posted by 7 years, 8 months ago
    Here is some information on the book. I paid $3157 for it about five years ago at the Traveler Antiquarian Book Store on Madison Avenue in New York City. It is unmarked, sound in binding, has the dust cover which is untorn, still bright, with slight wearing at the edges (1/8 inch). It has a plastic protective cover. I have all the paperwork. If the price does not exclude your consideration, then I can send pix. I am at WDonway@Gmail.com
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  • Posted by fivedollargold 7 years, 8 months ago
    If you need financial help, you might consider taking in a foster child if you have room. States are always looking for good homes in which to place children in need. The stipend typically isn't great, but it might be worth looking into.
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