29 June 2005
MITCHELL, Margaret (1900-1949). Gone with the Wind. New York: Macmillan, 1936.
8o. Original grey cloth; original printed dust jacket (very slight wear to extremities); custom morocco folding case.
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the May 1936 date; first issue of the jacket, with Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of Macmillan's publications. SIGNED BY MITCHELL on the front free endpaper. Mitchell's epic Civil War novel was a huge success; it won the Pulitzer prize for fiction, it has sold more than 8 million copies and has been translated into at least 18 languages. Its international renown was furthered by the film version starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Olivia de Havilland. It was awarded the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture and stands as the all-time highest money-making movie.
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