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GONE WITH THE WIND. by  Margaret 1900-49 Mitchell - First Edition - from OLD WORKING BOOKS & Bindery (Est. 1994) (SKU: OWBGON116510)


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by Mitchell, Margaret 1900-49

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New York: MacMillan (Brown Brothers), August 1936. Later printing in published year edition. c.May 1936; June (2 times); July (3 times); August (4 times). Rebound in-house by KTB in acid free materials: dark teal cloth with impressed diamond designs, paper spine label, Dodin blue & gray feathered endpapers, new headbands, pale blue marking ribbon. 8vo. pp. 1037. Near Fine/Lacks jacket/Fine. Matching slipcase lined in red has a view of the first edition jacket front and a photo of Mitchell holding the published copy for the press. A beautiful gift copy of Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize in Fiction 1937 set in the Civil War South..


Margaret Mitchell only published one complete novel, but it was quite the book - Gone With the Wind earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and National Book Award for 1936. The epic romance tale set in and around Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War has remained a bestseller, even before the equally popular film starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh was made in 1939.

Read More: Identifying first editions of GONE WITH THE WIND.


On Jan 21 2017, a reader said:
International Collectors Library is not a first edition. You can get this book for $3 on Amazon
On Feb 14 2012, Slimjackreelyahoocom said:
Gone with the Wind belongs to that finite group of books one can confidently call seminal.This novel traces, with heart wrenching passages and beautifully set scenes, the death of the "Old South". The horror and cruelty of war is adroitly used to contrast with the slow beauty of the South as it was, and which it can never be again. If a person has not read this book, their Education is incomplete.
On Mar 9 2011, AbbeyRheinhartt said:
I approached this book with trepidation. Would this be a book that glorified slavery and antebellum life? No, quite the contrary, although it provides rich description of the wealthy class before the Civil War.This book has an excellent story, well told, in which the characters are the symbols of their country. Scarlett is the United States, at first content and lazy with slavery, then hardened by war, and she shifts to be ruthlessly concerned with commerce and moving forward. Ashley is beautiful and pale, and represents the old south, which cannot adapt.You won't find better character development anywhere. This book is extremely well-written. Do yourself a favor and but a nice dusty one, so you can have that authentic feeling.This book is hugely feminist. It also tells a huge story, but is fast-paced, and will keep you locked in to the life of Scarlett.This is a significant book in American literature, but it is not dry. This book is a must-read.Abbey Rheinhartt.
On Jan 15 2011, JennyG said:
This is my favorite book of all time. The characters are incredibly well written, as is the story line. Highly recommend reading. The copy I got from was in great condition even though it was used. I definitely plan on buying from them again.

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New York: MacMillan (Brown Brothers), August 1936.
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Point of Sale (by phone or fax), Checks, MO, drafts in US Funds. MA residents invoiced 6.25% Sales Tax. We cost (drop) ship world-wide via USPS, but will ship via other specified carriers and by your account number via pick-up service. We ship promptly in professional packaging. In office for questions 5am-3pm EST Mon-Sat @ (508) 867-3434 (calls returned on complete messages including book title or number) or 24/7 secure fax. Notify us of intent to return within 3 days of receipt in original packaging and matching post. On March 31 2018 (9-3) we will be at Flamingo Eventz Boxborough (MA) Paper Town with bindings and cards. Hope to see you there

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Rare, scarce, out-of-print books, ephemera, pamphlets, and selected periodicals in over 90 subject areas. Full bindery services by appointment, phone conference or email (Rebacking, full bindings, boxes and slipcases, restoration); Appraisals for indivicuals and institutions. We also offer unique blank cards created from recycled book illustrations. We ship promptly in professional packaging and update our databases nightly. Mail order and internet sales only. In office for questions 5am-3pm EST, Mon-Sat @ (508) 867-3434 (calls returned on complete messages incluing book title or number) or 24/7 secure fax. Doing business since 1994, SNEAB (formerly MARIAB) Member. Blank note card enclosed with every order.


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