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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

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Item Description: The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, later issue published the same year as the First Edition. This copy is authentically SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the top spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy in collector's condition SIGNED by the author. Includes a beautiful facsimile dustjacket. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13516766342

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GONE WITH THE WIND. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Illustrations by John Groth.

Mitchell, Margaret

Published by The Limited Editions Club, New York (1968)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1968. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Groth, John (illustrator). First Edition thus. Sm. folio (12" tall). 2 vols. (12),294;(6),(295)-594,(2)pp. Double column text. Illustrated with 21 color plates (11 are double-page) and 150 text drawings. Edition limited to 1,500 numbered copies, signed on the limitation leaf by the illustrator John Groth. Blue & gray cloth stamped in gilt. Both volumes housed in publisher's matching cloth slipcase. Laid in at front is the monthly Limited Editions Club newsletter and a leaf of bibliographic information regarding this edition. Bookplates of James Strohn Copley on front pastedowns, otherwise a fine, as new set. Bookseller Inventory # 1609

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GONE WITH THE WIND

MITCHELL, Margaret

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1968. Hardcover. John Groth (illustrator). Two quarto (8-3/8" x 11-5/8") volumes bound in two-toned blue and gray buckram in a three-piece design with colors reversed for the two volumes; 684 pages. Printed At the Sign of the Stone Book. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Illustrated with 10 full-page and 11 double-page color plates, as well as 150 black-and-white drawings in the text, by John Groth. Copy #39 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. About Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 017360

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Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

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Item Description: MacMillan Company, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. MacMillan Company, New York 1936. First Edition / First Printing. Published May 1936, no additional printings. Rare. Gray Cloth boards. Second issue jacket Gone with the Wind as the first title in the first column. Signed by Margaret Mitchell on a personal letter from 1938. The Signature is Guaranteed Authentic. Letter signed Peggy, Margaret Mitchell's nickname with close friends & family. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards & pages, tight spine, light shelf wear. Three short tears at the cloth spine, light age toning. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, shelf wear, chipping at the foot of the spine. Light spots, short tears. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 6938

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Gone With The Wind

Margaret Mitchell

Published by Macmillan, New York (1936)

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Item Description: Macmillan, New York, 1936. Later printing. Near fine in a just about near fine jacket. Corners lightly bumped; else fine. Signed by Mitchell on the front free endpaper, in a strong, clear hand. A beautiful example of the second issue jacket, showing a trace of light soiling along the upper edge, very slight edgewear, corners lightly rubbed. The jacket is unclipped, showing the $3.00 price on the lower front flap, and has the 'New Macmillan Books' notice on the rear panel, with this title as the first in the left-hand column. Included is a letter of provenance from the previous owner, detailing how the book came to be signed. Overall quite an attractive signed copy of this highlight in American genre fiction. Bookseller Inventory # 0000254

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Gone with Wind (Signed & Inscribed First Edition, First Printing in First Issue DJ)

Mitchell, Margaret

Published by Macmillan, New York (1936)

ISBN 10: 9110156488 ISBN 13: 9789110156487

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Item Description: Macmillan, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. (Civil War) MITCHELL, Margaret. Gone with the Wind. New York: Macmillan, May 1936. Ocatavo. Hardcover in original first issue jacket. Signed and inscribed on the ffep by Margaret Mitchell to 'M. Marsh.' Original bookstore label (The Book Nook in Lawrence, KS) on ffep. Book comes with letter detailing the sale in 1976 from the Marsh family to Professor Albert Costel at Western Michigan University. Book corners are slightly bumped with one small smudge on the back board. DJ is the FIRST ISSUE with Gone with the Wind in the second column on the back and the original price of $3.00 intact on bottom of front flap. Top front flap is clipped, but does not effect price and/or any text on flap. Slight wear to DJ edges with a few very small closed tears. Overall, a very respectable copy in jacket. Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 123440

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

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Item Description: Macmillan, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition, later printing published August 1936. This copy is SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on the front endpaper. A beautiful SIGNATURE NOT inscribed to anyone. The book is in great shape with some wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight and the pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author with a spectacular facsimile dustjacket from the ORIGINAL. We buy SIGNED Margaret Mitchell First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10743241203

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GONE WITH THE WIND (Inscribed First Edition)

Mitchell, Margaret

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Item Description: Macmillan, New York, 1936. Book Condition: Fine. First edition. First printing, May 1936. A beautiful copy rebound in full green morocco with raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and the original cloth bound in the rear. Internal contents are generally clean and fresh. Inscribed on the front end paper: "For Rose Harbaugh | Margaret Mitchell." Likely inscribed for Rose Oller Harbaugh who was the longtime manager of the book department at Marshall Fields department store in Chicago and who often sponsored book signings and other literary events.In all, a very handsome copy of this twentieth-century monolith; the basis for the critically acclaimed, 1939 film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Mitchell managed to create a book that was both an engaging romance (without being sentimental) as well as a sympathetic portrayal of the devastation to the Southern way of life in the wake of the Civil War. No other work of literature more fully captures the old Southern gentility than "Gone With the Wind." "This is beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best." (J. Donald Adams, New York Times Book Review July 5, 1936). Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 921

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Gone With the Wind.

Mitchell, Margaret.

Published by Macmillan, New York (1936)

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Item Description: Macmillan, New York, 1936. First edition of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Inscribed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free end paper. 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 the second column of the booklist on the back panel, with $3.00 cost on the front flap. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A bright copy without any restoration. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents . it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. . " In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects, but didn't mention her own work. A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse. "This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (New York Times). Said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), Gone with the Wind went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Bookseller Inventory # 3295

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Gone With the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York, NY (1968)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, NY, 1968. Hardcover in Slipcase. Book Condition: Very Good. Groth, John (illustrator). 4to - over 9¾", up to 12" tall. Front and rear pastedowns show line along joint where glue has caused discoloration. Slipcase shows light scuffing/smudging, a few scratches along top edge. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # K0552

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

Published by The Macmillan Company, New York (1936)

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Item Description: The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket with "Gone with the Wind" title printed on the second column of the back panel has minor wear the spine and edges. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are exceptionally clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION PUBLISHED May 1936 SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Margaret Mitchell First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-8987702792

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Gone With the Wind SIGNED with TWO SIGNED letters

Margaret Mitchell

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Item Description: Macmillan Company, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A very rare pre-publication copy of "Gone With the Wind" signed by Margaret Mitchell on an inserted leaf, and with two outstanding letters, typed and signed by her. The book was published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936. First edition, first issue, with May 1936 listed as the month of publication. Prior to the release of the May 1936 first edition, the publisher Macmillan had Margaret Mitchell sign 500 sheets. These sheets were bound into a small number of the first printings and then sent to select influential booksellers to help promote the novel. This copy was sent to bookseller correspondent Robert Saltmarsh, owner of "Hutchinson's Bookshop" in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The book has been professionally rebound in full tan cloth with new endpapers and leaves. The signed leaf is toned and soiled with a stain underneath the signature. There is an ownership legend (detailing ownership of the book by Mr. Saltmarsh) written in unknown hand in blue ball-point pen below Mitchell's signature. Tape remnants and residue markings (matching formerly tipped-in letters) are present on the front and back of the signed leaf, and on the half-title page with bleed through on the verso. This pre-publication edition signed by the author, along with the deeply personal and revealing letters written and signed by Margaret Mitchell make this a truly rare and special collection of "Gone With the Wind".The first letter was written in Atlanta, Georgia and was dated June 5, 1936 (just a month after publication of "Gone With the Wind"). The letter was typed on her personal stationery and measures approximately 7.75 x 7 inches. The letter expresses Mitchell's sincere gratitude to the bookseller Robert Saltmarsh for his "kind words" about the book and the true shock of the book's high-praised reception.Condition: The top edge of the letter has been unevenly trimmed. There are four horizontal creases from being placed in an envelope. There is also an affixed newspaper clipping and a tape marking on the verso. The letter has been placed in an archival plastic protector for protection and preservation.The second letter was also typed on her personal stationery, and is two quarto pages on two quarto leaves (only the first leaf has her name embossed on it). Measures approximately 10.75 x 7 inches. The letter was dated February 19, 1940 and tells of the whirlwind years since the publication of her novel and of the newly released "moving picture". Condition: Both pages of the second letter have two horizontal creases from being placed in an envelope. The upper corners of each page have been taped. Please contact us if you would like transcripts of the letters.Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000447

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GONE WITH THE WIND

MITCHELL, Margaret

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine in a Fine slipcase. John Groth (illustrator). Two quarto (8-3/8" x 11-5/8") volumes bound in two-toned blue and gray buckram in a three-piece design with colors reversed for the two volumes; 684 pages. Printed At the Sign of the Stone Book. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Illustrated with 10 full-page and 11 double-page color plates, as well as 150 black-and-white drawings in the text, by John Groth. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.C." and "Office Copy" are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, this copy belonged to Gordon Carroll who was in charge of the club's operations in the 1970s when it operated out of Avon, CT. Monthly Letter laid in. Bookseller Inventory # 016291

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Gone With the Wind.

MITCHELL, Margaret.

Published by New York: Macmillan Company, 1936 (1936)

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Item Description: New York: Macmillan Company, 1936, 1936. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles and decoration to upper board and spine in blue, top edge stained tan. With the dust jacket. Housed in a grey quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Very mild toning to corner of the front free endpaper with some trivial associated wrinkling but an exceptional copy in the very lightly frayed dust jacket. First edition, first printing, first state dust jacket listing this title second in the right-hand column on the rear panel. Signed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. Signed copies of the first edition in this condition are scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 68058

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Item Description: 1937. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to. MITCHELL, MARGARET. (1900-1949). American author of the popular novel Gone with the Wind. TLS. ("Margaret Mitchell Marsh"). 1p. 4to. Atlanta, December 7, 1937. Written on her personal stationery to Danish illustrator AXEL MATHIESEN (1882-1973). "Thank you so much for your picture. I am indeed happy to know what my illustrator looks like. Thank you, too, for the newspaper clipping which carried a picture of you too. As I look at your two pictures I realize more than ever how much Danish and Scandinavian blood went into the making of America, especially in the section of the United States which we refer to as "the Midwest," for you could pass for a "Midwesterner." Or, should I say that many of our citizens who come from the neighborhood of Chicago could pass for Danes? I regret very much that the last part of the story in The Sunday American was missing. I am sending you the continuation on a separate sheet of paper. I was very glad to learn that my letter to you was printed in the Berlingske Tidende, for I am glad to know that Danish readers know of my appreciation for your work. I believe I told you that Mr. Hasselbalch sent me copies of your illustrations mounted on cardboard, which had been used for advertising displays in Danish book shops. These illustrations are still on display in the Atlanta Biltmore Hotel and still excite great interest. Various charitable organizations have requested the loan of all my foreign editions and your illustrations for their Christmas bazaars. Of course, I am very happy to give this permission. Should there be other newspaper stories about your work I will send you copies of them." After writing for the Atlanta Journal, Mitchell began work on Gone with the Wind, which occupied her for ten years. Her epic story of the American Civil War and Reconstruction sold one million copies in the first six months after its publication in 1936, at the time, the biggest selling novel in the history of U.S. publishing. Soon after its success in the United States, the novel was published in Norway and Sweden. Denmark became the third country to acquire foreign language rights when Copenhagen publisher Steen Hasselbalch (1881-1952) released the work in Danish. The pride Mitchell felt at the publication of the Danish edition is evident in our letter, which vividly portrays the entire city of Atlanta reveling in her success. The motion picture version of the novel, released in 1939, was a sensation in itself, winning eight Oscars in 1940. It served to increase the book's popularity, and pirated foreign copies, with which Mitchell wryly filled her bookcases, abounded. Her later years were dominated by financial worries and, accordingly, she tried to keep close track of foreign royalties. By the time of her death, in 1949, sales of Gone with the Wind had reached 8,000,000. Mathiesen worked as a commercial artist as well as an illustrator of children's books. Among other authors whose works he illustrated in Denmark were Edgar Rice Burroughs, Captain Frederick Marryat, Rudyard Kipling, Jules Verne, and Agatha Christie. Our letter mentions the Copenhagen daily newspaper, the Berlingske Tidende, still in existence and one of the world's oldest newspapers. Folded with some very light wear; some ink notations in another hand, likely the recipient's. Neatly signed, in very good condition, and with the original envelope. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be necessary. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000672

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Item Description: 1938. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to. MITCHELL, MARGARET. (1900-1949). American author of "Gone With the Wind". TLS. ("Margaret Mitchell Marsh"). 3½pp. 4to. Atlanta, December 27, 1938. Written on her personal stationery to Danish illustrator AXEL MATHIESEN (1882-1973). "The packages containing the two books arrived on Christmas Eve and was received with great pleasure. I think Denmark and the United States share the same Christmas customs and gifts are placed upon the Christmas tree or under it. On Christmas morning I arose early and went to the home of my nephews to observe their Christmas joys. They were very impressed with your gift, for their father (my brother) had explained that it came from far across the ocean and that the pictures in the book were drawn by the same man who drew the Gone With the Wind pictures hanging in their bedroom. They liked the book so much that they began quarrelling violently over who should look at it and little Joe was put to bed for an hour as punishment for snatching the book from Eugene. You are indeed a versatile artist to be able to execute such different types of illustration. I have a friend, named Wilbur Kurtz, who is a well known artist and student of Confederate history. He delights to make pictures of the battles which were fought around Atlanta and of scenes in Atlanta before the Yankees burned the town. The reason Mr. Kurtz is in Hollywood is that the filming of Gone With the Wind has actually begun. Mr. Kurtz. is at present superintending the construction of seven blocks of Atlanta streets, business buildings and dwelling houses, including the railroad station where Scarlett went to get the doctor the day Melanie's baby was born. Perhaps you will wonder why I omitted telling you what actress would play the part of Scarlett. I do not know myself! This actress is to be announced around January 1st. I will be very glad when her name is told, for public interest in this picture is great and curiosity is high and no one will believe me when I tell them that I do not know who will be Scarlett. With thanks for your kind thought of me and my nephews." After writing for the Atlanta Journal, Mitchell began work on Gone With the Wind, which occupied her for ten years. Her epic story of the American Civil War and Reconstruction sold one million copies in the first six months after its publication in 1936, at the time, the biggest selling novel in the history of U.S. publishing. Soon after the U.S. success of Gone With the Wind, the novel was published in Norway and Sweden. Denmark became the third country to acquire foreign language rights when Copenhagen publisher Steen Hasselbalch (1881-1952) released the work in Danish. Hollywood producer David O. Selznick bought the film rights, paying the record sum of $50,000. Casting the female lead was a lengthy process and involved many screen stars including Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard, Paulette Goddard, Barbara Stanwyck, Lana Turner, Bette Davis, and Joan Crawford, before English actress Vivian Leigh was cast to star opposite Clark Gable. Wilbur G. Kurtz (1882-1967) became noted for his historical depictions of the South both as a writer and an artist. Our letter mentions the many foreign editions. In addition to the authorized versions, pirated foreign copies with which Mitchell wryly filled her bookcases, abounded. Her later years were dominated by financial worries and, accordingly, she tried to keep close track of foreign royalties. By the time of her death in 1949, sales of Gone with the Wind had reached 8,000,000. Mathiesen worked as a commercial artist as well as an illustrator of children's books, including Vil Du Med? Among other authors whose works he illustrated in Denmark were Edgar Rice Burroughs, Rudyard Kipling and Agatha Christie. Folded with some light wear. Boldly signed in black ink and in very good condition. Accompanied by a letter of thanks to Mathiesen from Mitchell's young nephew Eugene. * All our items are sent via FedEx. Extra postage may be necessary. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000669

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Item Description: 1939. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. 4to. MITCHELL, MARGARET. (1900-1949). American author of the popular novel Gone With the Wind. TLS. ("Margaret Mitchell Marsh"). 1p. 4to. Atlanta, January 3, 1939. Written on her personal stationery to Danish illustrator AXEL MATHIESEN (1882-1973). "I am sending you a Christmas card which friends sent to me. It shows two views of Atlanta - views of the same spot, one 1938, the other 1864. I thought you might be interested in seeing how our town has grown! I am also sending you a book compiled by a friend of mine, Miss Emily Woodward. The name of the book is "Empire." The book is a collection of pictures of Georgia. I wanted you to see the pictures of our State and I hope you will find them as interesting as I found your pictures of Denmark. Georgia is a huge state, the largest east of the Mississippi River. Georgians are proud of their State because it has so many different things in it. We have the beautiful mountains. the industrial section here in the foothills near Atlanta; the flat coastal plain of Middle Georgia. in South Georgia we have the "piney woods" section with hundreds of miles of pine trees and sand; south of that. lie the swamps, which are semi-tropical. our coast section around Savannah and Brunswick and the "Golden Isles," which is our oldest section. There it is warm enough to go swimming in the ocean the greater part of the year, and there are the enormous old oaks with long, trailing Spanish moss upon them. I have told Miss Woodward that I am sending her book to you and she was very pleased and said she hoped you liked the Georgia she has collected between two covers." After writing for the Atlanta Journal, Mitchell began work on Gone with the Wind, which occupied her for ten years. Her epic story of the American Civil War and Reconstruction sold one million copies in the first six months after its publication in 1936, at the time, the biggest selling novel in the history of U.S. publishing. Soon after the U.S. success of Gone With the Wind, the novel was published in Norway and Sweden. Denmark became the third country to acquire foreign language rights when Copenhagen publisher Steen Hasselbalch (1881-1952) released the work in Danish. "Published initially in the fall of 1937, the first Danish edition numbered 10,000 copies; it sold out in eleven days and went into a second printing immediately. In a country of fewer than one million, the publisher anticipated eventual sales of 40,000 copies. Mitchell quoted her Danish publisher with mingled pleasure and incredulity. No book had sold anything near these figures before in Denmark. The motion picture version of the novel, released in 1939, was a sensation in itself, winning eight Oscars in 1940. By the time of her death, in 1949, sales of Gone with the Wind had reached 8,000,000. Mathiesen worked as a commercial artist as well as an illustrator of children's books. Among other authors whose works he illustrated in Denmark were Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Verne and Agatha Christie. Author Emily Woodward (1885-1970) was a journalist who, like Mitchell, worked for a time at the Atlanta Journal. In 1936, she published the photographic history Empire: Georgia Today in Photographs and Paragraphs, referred to in our letter. She rose to some prominence as a speaker and political reformer. Our letter is folded with some uneven age toning and one ink note in another hand, likely the recipient's. Neatly signed in black ink and in very good condition. Accompanied by the Christmas card described in our letter and a handwritten draft of Mathiesen's letter to Mitchell in Danish. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be necessary. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000667

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GONE WITH THE WIND

MITCHELL, Margaret

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1968. Hardcover. John Groth (illustrator). Two quarto (8-3/8" x 11-5/8") volumes bound in two-toned blue and gray buckram in a three-piece design with colors reversed for the two volumes; 684 pages. Printed At the Sign of the Stone Book. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Illustrated with 10 full-page and 11 double-page color plates, as well as 150 black-and-white drawings in the text, by John Groth. Copy #1087 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 015862

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GONE WITH THE WIND

MITCHELL, MARGARET

Published by The Macmillan Company, New York (1936)

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Item Description: The Macmillan Company, New York, 1936. Hardcover. With Mitchell's Tidy Signature,In Equally Tidy Sangorski Morocco. 222 x 152 mm (8 3/4 x 6"). 4 p.l., 1,037 pp. FIRST EDITION, First Issue (with "published May, 1936" on the copyright page and no note of further printing). Front flyleaf SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very pleasing gray crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with single gilt rule border, raised bands decorated with stippled rule and flanked by gilt rules, panels with intricate gilt fleuron centerpiece and gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Upper right corner of back cover slightly soiled (with a series of short, thin, faint parallel lines about two to three inches in length descending from the top edge), spine slightly and evenly sunned to a pleasant light brownish-gray, trivial internal imperfections, otherwise very fine. This is the desirable first state of the first printing of Mitchell's perenially popular epic romance, perhaps the best-known American novel of the 20th century, our copy with the author's distinctive tidy signature on what is clearly the original flyleaf at the front. Sangorski & Sutcliffe, one of the premier English bookbinders, did a considerable amount of work for American booksellers, including Brentano's, and while the design here is restrained, the quality of the leather used and the precision of the finishing are first rate. FIRST EDITION, First Issue (with "published May, 1936" on the copyright page and no note of further printing). Front flyleaf SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Bookseller Inventory # ST11741d

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GONE WITH THE WIND

MITCHELL, Margaret

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, New York, 1968. Hardcover. John Groth (illustrator). Two quarto (8-3/8" x 11-5/8") volumes bound in two-toned blue and gray buckram in a three-piece design with colors reversed for the two volumes; 684 pages. Printed At the Sign of the Stone Book. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. Illustrated with 10 full-page and 11 double-page color plates, as well as 150 black-and-white drawings in the text, by John Groth. Copy #1110 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Browning to gutters. Near Fine in worn glassines and a Fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 015816

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Typed Letter Signed by Author of "Gone With the Wind" MARGARET MITCHELL, about the Norgewian Edition

MITCHELL, MARGARET

Published by Atlanta (1948)

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Item Description: Atlanta, 1948. No Binding. Book Condition: Please See Description. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. MITCHELL, MARGARET. (1900-1949). American author of the enormously popular novel Gone with the Wind. TLS. ("Margaret Mitchell Marsh"). 2pp. 4to. Atlanta, August 26, 1948. On two sheets of her personal letterhead. To David Grunbaum, literary agent for the Bookman Literary Agency in Denmark. "Tomorrow I will mail you a package containing two cans of vacuum-packed coffee. As this package will finish my payments of your commission of $62.14 on royalties I received in Finland in May, I would like to account to you. Here below are the articles I have sent to you, their cost and the postage. You will note that I have not listed the amount of postage on the package I will send tomorrow, but it will doubtless amount to approximately the remainder of the sum I owe you from commissions on the Finnish editions of Gone with the Wind. As to your commission on the Norwegian edition of Gone With the Wind, I note in your letter of July 28 you wrote, "I should be pleased if you would keep the amount with you at least for some time." I will be glad to do this. My only worry is that in case of my death there might be a long delay before your money would be with you, for in this country it takes about a year to "settle up an estate." I can understand perfectly your reason for wanting me to keep the amount ($603.62 and $15.21 - total $618.83) with my own money for the time being. You wrote of "this unstable world of ours," and that is sadly true. In this country we think often of our European friends in smaller countries, always at the mercy of their stronger neighbors, and our hearts go out to all of you." After writing for the Atlanta Journal, Mitchell began work on Gone with the Wind, which occupied her for the next ten years. Her epic story of the American Civil War and its aftermath sold one million copies in the first six months of publication in 1936 - at the time the biggest selling novel in U.S. publishing history. Much to Mitchell's surprise, the book enjoyed strong foreign sales as well; even unauthorized copies, with which Mitchell wryly filled her bookcases, abounded. In 1941 the Nazis banned Gone With the Wind, stimulating a black market for the book that continued throughout the war. After the war, however, Mitchell had to search out which publishers were still alive and where they or their heirs were living. Mitchell once said of these dealings, it's "like trying to swim where a dyke has been dynamited," (Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell, Pyron). Despite the ever-growing popularity of her novel, Mitchell's later years were dominated by financial worries and, accordingly, she tried to keep close track of foreign royalties. At the time of Mitchell's death sales of Gone With the Wind had reached 8,000,000. The motion picture version of the novel, released in 1939, also enjoyed extraordinary success and in addition to keeping interest in the novel alive it has endured as an American cinema classic. Our letter, an accounting of a commission paid with scarce post-war goods, provides insight into the difficulties that most Europeans faced even three years after the war's end. Docketed with the date, several pencil marks and two small red stamps; a paper clip mark and the upper right corners of both pages are slightly trimmed leaving the text unaffected. Boldly finished with an atypically large (4¼") signature. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be necessary. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000483

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Gone With The Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

Published by Limited Editions Club, NY (1968)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, NY, 1968. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Groth, John (illustrator). 618 pages, 30 x 2 1/2 cm. Introduction by Henry Steele Commanger, illustrated with line-drawings and watercolors by John Groth. Limited edition, copy 1336 of 1500 signed by Groth. NEWMAN & WICHE 400. Fresh, crisp copy with LEC Monthly Letter and pre-publication advert laid-in, only flaw -- hint of flaking at two the two navy spine bands of Vol.I Orig. basket weave gray and navy cloth. Near fine in fine slipcase. 2 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 19008

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Gone with the Wind

Mitchell, Margaret

Published by Macmillan (1936)

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Item Description: Macmillan, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, first printing SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on front free endpaper. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published May 1936. A spectacular first issue dustjacket with "Macmillan Spring Novels" printed on the top back panel. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is vibrant in colors with no chips, or tears. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy SIGNED by the author and housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-623003379

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