INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION OF GONE WITH THE WIND
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, first printing, in scarce original dust jacket, inscribed by the author, “For Willetta Cole, 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.
Interior fine, cloth extremely good with scattered light foxing, light rubbing to extremities. Bright, near-fine dust jacket with light rubbing to extremities, small splits to spine head. Very desirable inscribed by Mitchell.