A First Edition, First Issue of "Gone with the Wind" In Dust Jacket
MITCHELL, Margaret. Gone With the Wind. New York: The Macmillan Company , 1936.
First edition, first issue of book and jacket (with “Published, May 1936” instead of “Published, June 1936” on copyright page, and Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of the list of publisher’s books on the rear of the jacket, instead of the first column as found in the second issue). Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches; 216 x 148 mm). [vi], [1]-1037, [5, blank] pp.

Original grey cloth, blue-stamped front board and spine. Top edge dyed orange. In bright publisher's dust jacket. Jacket flap clipped at upper corner on front, but with $3.00 price intact. Some light rubbing to the edge of the front flap of jacket. A very minor chip to top front corner of the jacket and a few tiny closed tears and creases along top and bottom of jacket spine. Back panel of jacket with 2-inch closed tear to bottom edge, but with no loss. Overall a bright very good jacket and a fine book.

This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1937, and was the basis of the legendary film starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh.

HBS # 67811 $6,500