New York: The Ayn Rand Letter, Inc., 1973-1976. Original binder with metal bar. 4to. Includes Vol. III, nos. 1-26 and Vol. IV nos. 1-3.
Ayn Rand's lifelong passion for philosophy was rooted in her conviction that philosophy is the basic force shaping each of our lives and human history. After Atlas Shrugged, she turned to writing nonfiction, both to elaborate on the philosophy set forth in her novels, and to use her philosophy, which she named Objectivism, to explain crucial cultural events and fight the negative trends she observed.
From 1962 until 1976, she published and wrote for three successive periodicals: The Objectivist Newsletter, The Objectivist and The Ayn Rand Letter.
Many of her most significant essays -- later collected into anthologies such as The Virtue of Selfishness and Philosophy: Who Needs It -- were first published in her periodicals. Item #51-3336