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Gone With the Wind

By Mitchell, Margaret




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.

First edition identification and notes

The first edition, first printing of GWTW numbered only 10,000 copies, and they bore an incorrect release date of May, 1936.  These inaccurate first printings, and corrected second printing of 25,000 copies, were both actually released to the American public in June 1936.  Signed first editions are valued from $10,000-$25,000, depending on the book's condition, of course.  The true firsts with the May 1936 date also have the original publisher's price of $3.00 and a "Spring Novels" advert with Gone With the Wind as the second title down as indicators of edition.  

Other collectible or notable editions

A Book Club Edition was printed and released at the same time as the first and second printings, which causes confusion for new collectors, but they remain one of the few Book Club Editions that still have some value. One indicator of the BCE is roman numerals for 1936 (MCMXXXVI) on the copyright page.There are also many who collect the movie-related books, posters, and ephemera.  The original, unsigned typescript for the film can be found for sale for around $15,000 (all prices as of November 2013). -


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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First edition, first issue with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, "To Virginia Morris, my room mate at Smith College, my friend for many years With love Peggy Margaret Mitchell Atlanta, GA Dec. 14, 1936." Mitchell and Morris lodged together at 10 Henshaw Avenue, a college approved boardinghouse, where Mitchell was one of its most vibrant and engaging tenants. During her tenure there, Mitchell was already offering colorful discourses on the Civil War, its conflicts seeming to possess her more than "the current unpleasantness in Europe." After finishing her freshman year at Smith, and following the death of her mother, Mitchell went back to Atlanta to take over the household for her father and never returned to Smith College. Black and white photograph of the members of Mitchell's freshmen class at Smith College, with "Peg" kneeling in foreground and two Confederate bills. Owner's name to the half-title page, near fine in a very good first issue dust jacket, with Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of the booklist on the back panel, with $3.00 cost on the front flap, which shows considerable wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A significant association copy. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents ... it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. ... " In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects, but didn't mention her own work. A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse. "This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (New York Times). Gone With the Wind is said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

Macmillan, 1936 First Edition, first printing SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on front free endpaper. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published May 1936. A spectacular first issue dustjacket with "Macmillan Spring Novels" printed on the top back panel. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in colors with no chips, or tears. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy SIGNED by the author and housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $25,000.00


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Gone with the Wind (Cast Signed)

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1938. Later printing. Very Good +/Very Good +. One of the copies that was circulated by the director, Victor Fleming, to give as a gift. In this case, gifted to Stan Johnson, art director at Fox Studios, and passed down through his family. Signed by the following cast and crew: Clark Gable (Rhett Butler), Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara), Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Hamilton), George Reeves (Brent Tarleton), Fred Crane (Stuart Tarleton), Laura Hope Crews (Aunt 'Pittypat' Hamilton), Jane Darwell (Mrs. Merriweather), Butterfly McQueen (Prissy), Alicia Rhett (India), Will Price (technical advisor), Richard Mueller (color consultant), and Ridgeway Callow (Assistant Director). Also signed by the wife of the recipient, Leola Y. Johnson. Passed to Stan and Leola's son James Douglas, an actor who was active from the late 1950s until the 80s, and then to his son, Cort Douglas (with signed letter of provenance from him). Grey cloth with titles stamped in blue, original dust jacket. Second October, 1938 printing, which makes sense given that production started late in 1938 and filming didn't begin until January 1939. Delays necessary to secure Clark Gable for the lead and find Vivien Leigh for the role of Scarlett. Book Very Good+ to Near Fine. Slight wear to the spine ends and outer hinges, minor offsetting from home-made paper dust wrapper (now discarded) on the half-title. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with several small chips and a few short tears. Book and dust jacket without repair or restoration. One of the great films of all time, signed by most of the key cast members and with impeccable provenance. A book that rarely comes on the market. Very Good + in Very Good + dust jacket.

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Price: $15,000.00


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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

First Edition, First Printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket with "Gone with the Wind" title printed on the second column of the back panel has minor wear the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are exceptionally clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED May 1936 SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Margaret Mitchell First Editions..

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Price: $13,500.00


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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. First printing, May 1936, in first issue jacket. A Fine copy of the book in a lovely Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket with slight rubbing to the front panel, a small chip at the lower front corner and one small tear with a tape repair on the verso. Overall a very clean and attractive example. Set in Georgia during the Civil War and Reconstruction, the novel follows the fall of the South and its gentility as experienced by Scarlett O'Hara, one of literature's most ruthlessly optimistic characters. More than a war story, Gone With the Wind is a reflection on humanity. "Mitchell carefully analyzes the nature of human resilience, and hold up hopefulness as the critical tool for getting through the worst of times" (The Guardian). Popular from its release and an almost-immediate best-seller, Gone With the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize the following year and would be transformed into one of the most iconic Hollywood golden-era films, starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. No other work of literature more fully captures the old Southern gentility than Gone With the Wind. "This is beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (contemporary New York Times Book Review). Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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Price: $12,500.00


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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First edition of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Signed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free end paper. First printing, with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. First issue dust jacket, with Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of the booklist on the back panel, with $3.00 cost on the front flap. Near fine in the original dust jacket with some light professional restoration to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents ... it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. ... " In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects, but didn't mention her own work. A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse. "This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (New York Times). Gone With the Wind is said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

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Price: $12,000.00


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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on a typed letter laid into the book. A fabulous copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or pieces missing with light wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $3.00 printed price present with "Gone with the Wind" title printed on the second column of the back panel . The book is in fantastic shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy SIGNED by the author in collector's condition.

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Price: $10,000.00


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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page; first issue dust jacket. 1037 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original gray cloth lettered in blue. Minor shelf wear, else a fine, tight copy, in a very good first-issue dust jacket, unclipped, with "$3.00" cost and with the "Spring Novels" advertisment on the lower panel showing this work as the second title in the right hand column. Short closed tear to top edge of front panel, some wear to ends of spine panel, small squared closed tear on back panel. Half green morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. First Edition, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page; first issue dust jacket. 1037 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. First Edition, in Jacket, With a Letter. Laid in is a one-page Typed Letter, signed ("Margaret Mitchell Marsh"), from Mitchell to bookseller Robert Wilson, then a student at Johns Hopkins University, on a sheet of personal stationery headed "Margaret Mitchell," dated Atlanta, Georgia May 21, 1941 and reading in full, "My dear Mr. Wilson, ... I have read the letter which my secretary wrote to you and I find I have little to add to it. As she wrote to you, I am no speaker and have never made any lectures of any type, so I regret that I must refuse your invitation. I do feel so flattered that The Johns Hopkins University wanted me to make this talk, and I thank you so much for asking me. Cordially, [signed in ink] Margaret Mitchell Marsh. Mrs. John R. Marsh". Willingham & Harwell 120; Harwell, In Tall Cotton 125

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GONE WITH THE WIND

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. Thick octavo. Gray cloth, lettered in blue. Modest rubbing at corners, with a few small smudges to cloth, usual light tanning to endsheets, but a very good, tight copy in shelfworn dust jacket with a creased edge tear, two large chips to the spine panel, and a clean split part way up the lower joint. Half morocco folding slipcase. First edition, first printing. Signed by Mitchell on the front free endsheet. The dust jacket is price-clipped, but is in the preferred state, with the "Spring Novels" advert on the lower panel showing this work as the second title in the right hand column. "The book that lives on and on, decried by the devotees of higher criticism, scorned by the intellectuals, and loved by the public. It was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1937" - Harwell. WILLINGHAM & HARWELL 120. Harwell, IN TALL COTTON 125.

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Gone With The Wind

MITCHELL, MARGARET

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition; first printing. Very good in a good dust jacket; signed by the author.

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Price: $9,500.00


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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936 First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION with the words "published May 1936" printed on the copyright page. This First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO fading to the spine and the $3.00 printed price is present. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has NO chips or pieces missing with slight wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $9,500.00


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GONE WITH THE WIND

Margaret Mitchell

New York: Macmillan, 1936. 1st Edition. Leather bound. First printing with May 1936 on copyright page. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Mitchell has signed this work on the front endpaper. This book has been finely rebound in deluxe full green morocco leather. Covers are paneled in gilt; spine ornately decorated with gilt motifs and fine raised bands; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. The cloth from the original boards is bound in at the rear. Fine condition with only one barely noticable touch of rubbing to the back cover. Text clean and unmarked, binding firm and tight. THE RARE TRUE FIRST EDITION OF THE DEFINITIVE NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR. The original first printing from May 1936 was published in a small number; no one expected the book to become one of the best-selling and most beloved works in American literature. Signed copies are especially rare as Mitchell refused to sign copies once the book became popular. A SPLENDED EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC NOVEL, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR IN A GORGEOUS LEATHER BINDING.

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Price: $8,500.00


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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First edition, first issue with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Near fine in a near fine first-issue dust jacket with Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of the booklist on the back panel, with $3.00 cost on the front flap. Housed in a full morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents ... it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. ... " In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects, but didn't mention her own work. A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse. "This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (New York Times). Gone With the Wind is said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Basis for the 1939 film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. It is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time; it has placed in the top ten of the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 American films since the list's inception in 1998; and, in 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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Price: $7,800.00


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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Near Fine/Poor. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page. Signed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. Very Good, with a short tear to the cloth at the top of the spine, light general rubbing and light wear, and toning to the pages. With remnants of the tattered first issue dust jacket present, though in rather poor condition. A lovely copy of the first printing, signed by the author.

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Price: $7,500.00


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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. The book is in very good condition with some wear to the spine and boards. The book is bound in the publisher's ORIGINAL cloth. The pages are clean with light wear. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. A collectible copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION published May 1936. Includes a beautiful facsimile dustjacket from the ORIGINAL.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine.

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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret.

The Macmillan Company, 1936. First edition, first printing. Rebound, fine thus in custom slipcase with matching leather title label. Briefly inscribed "Foir Gunvor Svendsen, Margaret Mitchell."

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936 First Edition, First Printing with the words "published May 1936" printed on the copyright page. Later editions were published June, July August, etc. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color and the $3.00 printed price is present on the front flap. This First Edition, second issue dustjacket has NO chips or pieces missing with light wear to the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION bound in the original publisher's cloth.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Gone With the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover . Good/No Jacket. First printing, May, 1936. Signed on front free endpaper. Covers show typical shelfwear and foxing; interior foxing; hinges loosened, but still a solid copy. Has bookplate and ownership name/address of Susan Jones Medlock, Mitchell's friend and colleague at the Atlanta Journal. Also included is a typed personal letter dated 1944, signed 'Peggy' to Susan, congratulating her on the birth of her daughter, from whom we acquired the book. Additional related material includes voluminous newsclippings, contemporary photographs and ticket stubs from the 1939 premiere of 'Gone With the Wind' at the Lowe's Grand Theatre as well as the 1940 'Anniversary Premiere' also at the Loew's Grand.

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Gone With The Wind

MITCHELL, MARGARET

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition; first printing. Only the slightest wear at the extremities; a fine copy in a dust jacket with very light soiling and some tiny chips and tears strengthened on the verso with minute pieces of tape.

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Price: $7,500.00


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GONE WITH THE WIND

Margaret Mitchell

New York: MacMillan. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. New York, Macmillan Co. 2nd Issue Dust Jacket; 1,037 Pages. A stunning copy. First Edition / First Printing. Published May 1936 stated on the copyright page. Gray cloth boards. Jacket priced at $3.00 at the front flap. Second issue jacket with GWTW shown first at the rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $7,399.00


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Gone With the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. No edge wear with one very small tear at the top of dust jacket's right corner. (SEE PICTURES- I have uploaded 8 pictures fro you to view) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall From Wiki: Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novelGone with the Wind. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, from her romantic pursuit ofAshley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, to her marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are portrayed by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).

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Gone with the wind

MITCHELL, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. Original grey cloth, including original dust jacket with "Macmillan Spring Novels" printed across the top back panel and "Gone with the Wind" title printed in the second column; minor staining, minimal wear on top of dust jacket spine, but otherwise an extremely nice copy. First edition, first issue, with "Published May 1936" on copyright page. Mitchell's sole novel published during her lifetime, Gone with the wind, was renowned as the top American fiction bestseller in the year it was published. The second favorite book of American readers, it received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel in the year of its printing. Gone with the wind depicts the charming coming-of-age tale of the young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a plantation owner, using her means to escape the poverty that ravaged the South following General Sherman's damaging March to the Sea. In addition to receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, it was adapted into a highly-acclaimed film version in 1939. Mitchell (1900-1949), initially a featured writer for the Atlanta Journal, finding her writing endeavors there unfulfilling, ventured to try her hand at composing fiction. Painstakingly written over nearly fifteen years, Mitchell reflects on her journey, explaining that "look[ing] on the past years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents … it all seems like a nightmare.".

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Gone With The Wind

MITCHELL, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First. hardcover. fine. Thick 8vo, re-bound in gray leather with black spine labels, lettered in gilt. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition. Published in May, 1936. Autographed by Mitchell, with a 1936 ownership inscription.

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Gone With the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page. Bound in publisher's grey cloth stamped in blue. Near Fine with light foxing or soiling to cloth, pages toned. In a Very Good+ price-clipped first issue dust jacket with "Gone With the Wind" listed as the second title in the second column on the rear panel; edge-worn with several tape repairs made to the verso.

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Gone With The Wind.

MITCHELL, Margaret.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in yellow morocco with wraparound onlaid silhouette of Tara in black morocco set against a hand painted sunset, titles to spine gilt, black endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in black cloth box, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a black flat-back cloth box. A fine copy. First edition, first printing, with the copyright date May 1936. A fine example of the Chelsea Bindery's work.

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

Macmillan, New York, 1936 First Edition, First Printing published May 1936. This ORIGINAL second issue dustjacket is rich in color with light wear and foxing to the back panel. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Gone With the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936 First edition, first printing (May 1936). Signed by Mitchell on the front free endpaper. Publisher's gray cloth, lettered in teal. A fine copy with a touch of rubbing to the extremities, front lower corner lightly bumped, else a very clean and extremely fresh copy, signed by Mitchell. Gone With the Wind won Margaret Mitchell both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Perhaps best described as a work of historical fiction, Gone with the Wind also has many of the trappings of a traditional bildungsroman and romance novel, although critics argue that it does not fully fall under the category of either genre. The novel tells of archetypal Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara as she grows from a young woman into maturity against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Like many of the early 20th century Southern writers, Mitchell portrays an idyllic image of the antebellum South. While it can be legitimately criticized for its insensitivity to the treatment of African Americans who were enslaved, Mitchell's novel demonstrates how the South was decimated by the Civil War and continued to suffer under the Northern-sanctioned Restoration. Also the basis of the 1939 Academy Award-winning movie, the conflicted love story of rebellious Scarlett and Rhett Butler remains an American classic.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine.

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: MacMillan. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. A first edition copy, gray cloth with blue lettering. "Published May 1936" on copyright page. Spine ends softened, board edges lightly rubbed. Previous owner name to ffep else unmarked. First few pages softly creased. Bookseller sticker to rear endpage. The unclipped jacket in mylar has chipping to spine ends and back panel, hole mid spine, rubs/small hole to fold. First issue jacket with $3.00 price to flap and Gone With the Wind listed in the second column of the booklist on back panel. A very nice copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Gone With the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition, First printing ("Set up and electrotyped. Published May, 1936.") in clean unclipped second state dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. Tiny, pinpoint spots of wear at spine corners. Slightest hint of darkening at lower front board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 1037 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), Tiniest bit of wear at spine corners, tips. Gone With the Wind appears in first column of novels on rear panel, signifying second state dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful, collectible quality first edition of this timeless and iconic novel - one of the best copies we've seen.

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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First edition, first issue with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Boldly signed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents ... it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. ... " In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects, but didn't mention her own work. A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse. "This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (New York Times). Gone With the Wind is said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Basis for the 1939 film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. It is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time; it has placed in the top ten of the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 American films since the list's inception in 1998; and, in 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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Gone With The Wind

MITCHELL, MARGARET

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition; first printing. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with numerous small chips and tears.

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Gone With the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936 First Edition, First Printing. A gorgeous copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's grey cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION published May 1936.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine.

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GONE WITH THE WIND

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. Thick octavo. Gray cloth, lettered in blue. Spine extremities worn and bumped, with 2cm creased snag at crown of spine, usual slight tanning to endsheets, but internally a very good copy. First edition, first ("May 1936") printing. Inscribed and signed by Mitchell on the front free endsheet: "For Charles J. Trenkle Margaret Mitchell," and with the recipient's bookplate on the front pastedown. A modest, albeit inscribed and signed, copy, suitable for craft binding, in stars and bars perhaps, as seems to have become fashionable. "The book that lives on and on, decried by the devotees of higher criticism, scorned by the intellectuals, and loved by the public. It was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1937" - Harwell. WILLINGHAM & HARWELL 120. IN TALL COTTON 125.

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Gone With the Wind (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. SIGNED FIRST EDITION, first printing, first issue with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page. Signed "To Elsie Giani from Margaret Mitchell" on the front free endpage. Full grey cloth with blue lettering on the spine & front cover. Light wear. Dust jacket has the $3.00 price but is a later printing. There is tape on the backside of the jacket reinforcing the closed tears and there is a half inch chip to the bottom of the spine. All in all a GOOD book in a GOOD dust jacket. Photos provided upon request.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Full Cloth. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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Gone With The Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very good/very good. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell, a first edition, first printing in scarce first state dust jacket. Octavo, [vi], 1037 pp, [5pp, blank]. Original gray cloth. Clean pages in tight bindings. Slight toning to spine. Contains "Set up and electrotyped. Published May 1936" on copyright leaf, with no mention of other printings. First state dust jacket, with $3.00 on front flap and "Gone With The Wind" appearing in right side column of "Macmillan Spring Novels" advertisement. Dust jacket has been expertly repaired and reinforced. Scarce to find in publishers first state dust jacket. This Pulitzer Prize winning novel would be adapted into a feature film in 1939. According to a Harris Poll in 2014, this book remains the "second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible.

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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First edition of the author's classic novel. First printing, with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents ... it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. ... " In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects, but didn't mention her own work. A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse. "This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (New York Times). Gone With the Wind is said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First edition of the author's classic novel. First printing, with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents ... it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. ... " In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects, but didn't mention her own work. A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse. "This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (New York Times). Gone With the Wind is said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

Macmillan, 1936 First Edition, First Printing with "Set up and electrotyped. Published May 1936" printed on the copyright page. Later editions are published in June. A very good copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION published in May. The binding is tight with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with minor wear. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a nice copy with a beautiful facsimile dustjacket of the original in collector's condition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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Gone With The Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. 1037pp. Inscribed by Margaret Mitchell on the free end paper, "To Leila Bon, from Margaret Mitchell". "Reprinted June, 1936" on copyright page. Grey cloth, blue stamp lettering and design. Loss of spine cloth at the head, missing the word Gone. Some moisture warping at the edges of the later end of the book. Book plate inside cover. Gift inscription on title page.. Inscribe By Author. Third Printing. Hard Cover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

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Gone With the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936 First Edition, First Printing. An attractive copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with light wear to the spine. The pages are clean with light discoloration to the front endpaper. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION published in May with the words "Set up and electrotyped. Published May 1936" printed on the copyright page.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

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Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

Toronto: Macmillan Company, 1936. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The scarce first Canadian edition, 1st printing, June 1936. Rebound in grey buckram with original cover appliqued to front. Previous owner's signature.

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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1965. First deluxe edition of Margaret Mitchell's classic novel. Octavo, original half cloth over illustrated boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, pictorial endpapers, frontispiece, illustrated by Ben Stahl. Signed by four actors from the acclaimed 1939 film adaptation on the front free endpaper including Ann Rutherford (Carreen O'Hara, Scarlett's sister), Victor Jory (Jonas Wilkerson, the field overseer), Evelyn Keyes (Suellen O'Hara, another sister), Olivia de Havilland (Melanie Hamilton, a cousin) and Susan Myrick, the technical advisor on the set. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, contemporary name to the pastedown. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Jacket photograph of Mitchell by Leonid Sevirsky. Rare and desirable signed by several cast members from "one of the greatest films of all time. Produced by David O. Selznick, directed by Victor Fleming, and adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel, the 1939 film Gone With the Wind tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner and her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles were played by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie). The film was immensely popular when first released and received particular praise for its casting. It became the highest-earning film made up to that point, and held that record for over a quarter of a century. It is currently regarded as one of the best films of all time and in 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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Gone With the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

Pocket Books, 1970. Soft cover. Good/No Jacket.

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Fine Binding. Very Good. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page. Finely bound in contemporary full blue leather, decorated in gilt with raised bands, inner gilt dentelle, patterned endsheets, and top edge gilt. Binding lightly soiled, sunned at spine, lightly rubbed at extremities with shallow chipping at the head and wear to the top of the front joint. Pages toned, with several creases. The beloved classic novel, presented in a beautiful contemporary binding.

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

NY: MacMillan. Fair with no dust jacket. 1937. First Printing. Hardcover. No DJ, foxing to binding, bottom of spine frayed, 1/8" loss to top of spine ; Gray cloth hardback. 1st printing (May 1936 date). 1938 twelve-line typed, folded letter signed by author laid in. Letter declines invitation from from Rollins College to receive an honary degree. Photos available upon request; 8vo; 1037 pages .

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Near Fine. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page. Near Fine, with light reading curve to spine and light wear to cloth at extremities. Front and rear inner hinges slightly exposed. Previous owner name on front free end paper, pages lightly thumbed. Lacking the dust jacket. A lovely copy with cloth sharp and bright, uncommon in such nice condition.

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Gone With the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936 First edition, first printing, with "May, 1936" to copyright page. Publisher's gray cloth, stamped in teal to front board and spine. A near fine copy with a touch of rubbing to extremities, small closed tears to the center of each spine end, light toning to page edges; lacking the original dust jacket. Overall, a beautiful copy. Gone with the Wind won Margaret Mitchell both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Perhaps best described as a work of historical fiction, Gone with the Wind also has many of the trappings of a traditional bildungsroman and romance novel, although critics argue that it does not fully fall under the category of either genre. The novel tells of archetypal Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara as she grows from a young woman into maturity against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Like many of the early 20th century Southern writers, Mitchell portrays an idyllic image of the antebellum South. While it can be legitimately criticized for its insensitivity to the treatment of African Americans who were enslaved, Mitchell's novel demonstrates how the South was decimated by the Civil War and continued to suffer under the Northern-sanctioned Restoration. It is also the basis of the 1939 Academy Award-winning movie, the conflicted love story of rebellious Scarlett and Rhett Butler remains an American classic.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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GONE WITH THE WIND.

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: MacMillan Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; 1037 pages; True 1st printing of May, 1936. Just a touch of rubbing and wear to covers. A beautiful copy. .

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Gone with the Wind [First Printing, May 1936 with Original Brick from Loew's Grand Theatre - Site of the Film's Premiere in Atlanta]

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Printing, Published May, 1936. Rarity now over eighty years in existence. Butternut (greyish brown) full cloth boards, navy stamped cover and spine titles, moderate shelf wear, rub, spine wear. Deckled pages very good, no writing. Small antiquarian gold label inside back cover: "Golden Hour Bookshop, 311 E. Houston St., San Antonio". Bind good; hinges intact. Beautiful facsimile jacket of original first edition, first printing - protected in new clear sleeve. Very attractive. Rare clean near very good first printing in fine facsimile wrapper. Presented with an original brick from Loew's Grand Theatre with Certificate of Authenticity - Loew's was the World Premiere Site of Gone With The Wind. Includes original box with printed label with image of Gable and Leigh and summary description of the landmark's history and historical points card. Loew's was the World Premiere Site of Gone With The Wind. Loew's Grand Theatre, originally DeGive's Grand Opera House, was a theater from 1893-1978 at the corner of Peachtree and Forsyth Streets in downtown Atlanta, Georgia and most famous for the opening of Mitchell's classic. Many epic films premiered at the opulent theatre including Ben Hur, Doctor Zhivago, and Singin' In The Rain. About 300,000 people came out for the premiere on December 15, 1939. It was the climax of three days of festivities, which included a parade of limousines featuring stars from the film, receptions, thousands of Confederate flags and a costume ball. The governor of Georgia, declared December 15 a state holiday. The estimated three hundred thousand residents and visitors to Atlanta lined the streets for up to seven miles to watch a procession of limousines bring Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Clark Gable and others from the airport. Unparalleled drama, action and romance flower within the breathtaking wonders of this inspired spectacle of the written word and the most magnificently, exciting love story, ever! There were over one hundred printings of the first edition. Only 10,000 copies were produced of this true first printing in May, 1936. The subsequent June printing sold 50,000 copies on its first day, and two million after a year. Even though it is 1,037 pages long, readers all over the world snatched up the book; by 1937 it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the film rights had been sold to David O. Selznick. Mitchell prided herself on the historical accuracy of her work; and it is a sweeping account of how the Civil War tore apart an entire way of life. The stirring drama of the War Between the States and Reconstruction is brought vividly to life in this magnificent novel. Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara remain two of the most enduring characters in American fiction. Insured post.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page. Bound in publisher's grey cloth stamped in blue; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good, with cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities, previous owner bookplate to front paste down, tape burns to front and rear free endsheets and pages toned. A nice copy of the first printing.

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