New York: Macmillan, 1936. 1st Edition. Leather bound. First printing with May 1936 on copyright page. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Mitchell has signed this work on the front endpaper. This book has been finely rebound in deluxe full green morocco leather. Covers are paneled in gilt; spine ornately decorated with gilt motifs and fine raised bands; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. The cloth from the original boards is bound in at the rear. Fine condition with only one barely noticable touch of rubbing to the back cover. Text clean and unmarked, binding firm and tight. Item #1232274
THE RARE TRUE FIRST EDITION OF THE DEFINITIVE NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR. The original first printing from May 1936 was published in a small number; no one expected the book to become one of the best-selling and most beloved works in American literature. Signed copies are especially rare as Mitchell refused to sign copies once the book became popular. A SPLENDED EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC NOVEL, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR IN A GORGEOUS LEATHER BINDING.