“MY DEAR, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN”: FIRST EDITION OF GONE WITH THE WIND, SIGNED BY MARGARET MITCHELL
MITCHELL, Margaret. Gone with the Wind. New York: Macmillan, 1936. Thick octavo, modern full grey morocco gilt, marbled endpapers..
First edition, first printing, of this American classic, signed by Margaret Mitchell.
"This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best… It has been a long while since the American public has been offered such a bounteous feast of excellent story-telling" (New York Times Book Review, 1936). Said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), Gone with the Wind won Mitchell the Pulitzer Prize. First printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. Without scarce original dust jacket. Books of the Century, 111. Eicher 730. In Tall Cotton 125.
Interior generally fine. A most desirable signed copy.