2 vols. 3-1/2 x 4 x 1/2 inches. Who Is John Galt? White cardboard box stamped in gilt. Containing two cigarettes stamped with gilt dollar sign. Box cracked, two side flaps perished.
Just before publication of Atlas Shrugged, members of Ayn Rand’s collective held a surprise party for the author, who famously declared her displeasure: “I do not approve of surprises!” The author was mollified when she was presented with a specially designed package of cigarettes, replicas of those she wrote about in Galt’s Gulch, the utopia at the center of the novel. This pack is damaged but contains two of the cigarettes (likely a bit stale by now).