FIRST EDITION OF GONE WITH THE WIND, SIGNED BY MARGARET MITCHELL, A LOVELY COPY
MITCHELL, Margaret. Gone with the Wind. New York: Macmillan, 1936. Thick octavo, original gray cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $27,000.
First edition, in first-issue dust jacket, of this American classic, signed by the author.
"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. First-issue dust jacket with Gone with the Wind listed in second column of booklist on back panel. Books of the Century, 111. Eicher 730. In Tall Cotton 125. Small bookseller ticket.
Book fine, unfaded corner-clipped dust jacket near-fine with only slightest soiling and minor rubbing to extremities. A lovely signed copy, unusual in this condition.