"AFTER ALL, TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY": FIRST EDITION OF GONE WITH THE WIND, IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET, A STUNNING COPY
MITCHELL, Margaret. Gone with the Wind. New York: Macmillan, 1936. Thick octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition, first printing, of Mitchell's "sweeping rendition of a South torn apart," one of the twentieth century's most phenomenally popular novels, a splendid copy.
"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. "Mitchell's sweeping rendition of a South torn apart by civil war… has become national mythology" (New York Public Library, Books of the Century, 111). 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 in second column of titles on rear panel. Books of the Century, 111. Eicher 730. In Tall Cotton 125.
Book fine, beautiful dust jacket with one short closed tear to back flap. A stunning copy.