“From One Seminary Girl To Another”:
Inscribed By Margaret Mitchell
71. MITCHELL, Margaret.
Gone with the Wind.
New York, 1936. Thick
octavo, original gray cloth, dust jacket.
First edition, in first-issue dust jacket, of this American classic, inscribed
by the author: “From one Seminary girl to another. Margaret Mitchell.”
While some communities have merely struggled with Gone with the
Wind and its complicated portrayal of the antebellum South, others have
banned it for reasons ranging from Scarlett’s racist narrative voice to an
overly realistic depiction of slavery.
Said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publish-
ing (50,000 copies in a single day),
Gone with the Wind
the Pulitzer Prize. The inscription references Washington Seminary in
Atlanta, Georgia, which Mitchell attended from 1914 to 1918. Interior
fine, light scattered foxing to fore edge, original cloth extremely good.
Some wear to extremities of bright and unfaded dust jacket affecting
the ‘E’ in “GONE.” Extremely good.
“Wilkerson and Hilton
furthermore told the negroes
they were as good as the whites
in every way and soon white
and negro marriages would be
permitted, soon the estates of
their former owners would be
divided and every negro would
be given forty acres and a mule
for his own.”
offensive & immoral