Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Signed Gone with the Wind

Recently acquired!

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, first edition, first printing, signed, $19,900.

Macmillan, 1936, signed in black ink by Mitchell on the front free endpaper, as was her custom. With all first printing, first issue indicators: “Published May, 1936” on copyright page, rear panel has GWTW listed second in the right-hand column. Price-clipped dust jacket is in protective mylar cover, has some small wear on the top and bottom edges and some wear at the corner and fold stress points, otherwise is in near fine condition. Grey cloth-covered boards, binding and pages are essentially as new. Comes in a custom grey slipcase with 1936 Macmillan booklet.

“It is the song of the fallen, unregenerate Troy, the one sung in a lower key by the women who had to pick up the pieces of a fractured society when their sons and husbands returned with their cause in their throats.”

— Pat Conroy


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One Comment

  1. Kaleb Nation wrote:

    That’s awesome! I didn’t even know signed first editions of that book existed.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

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