RAND, AYN. 1905-1982. Autograph Manuscript, 1 p, 4to, [New York], 1950s, being p 406 of the working manuscript of Atlas Shrugged,

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Lot 1058
RAND, AYN. 1905-1982.
Autograph Manuscript, 1 p, 4to, [New York], 1950s, being p 406 of the working manuscript of Atlas Shrugged,

Sold for US$ 56,250 inc. premium
RAND, AYN. 1905-1982.
Autograph Manuscript, 1 p, 4to, [New York], 1950s, being p 406 of the working manuscript of Atlas Shrugged, some toning and thumbing to page.
Provenance: Formerly owned by Barbara Branden.

MANUSCRIPT PAGE 406 FROM ATLAS SHRUGGED with corrections in the author's own hand. Pages from Rand's opus magnum are rare. Rand donated a draft of Atlas Shrugged to the Library of Congress, and in 1998 Barbara Branden sold a small collection of original working draft leaves at this house, but she held this lot and the next back as mementos of her time with Rand.

In full, "She nodded, as if she understood. He did not follow her as she demanded to the ground. He leaved [again the wheel toward] the open door [of the plume] and they looked at each other. She stood, her hand raised to him, a faint wind stirring her hair, the straight line of her shoulders sculpted by the trim suit of a business executive [amidst] the flat immensity of an empty prairie. The motion of his hand pointed east, toward some invisible cities. 'Don't look for me out there,' he...."

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  • Provenance: Formerly the property of Barbara Branden
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