Gone With the Wind

by Mitchell, Margaret

Margaret Mitchell only published one complete novel, but it was quite the book - Gone With the Wind earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and National Book Award for 1936. The epic romance tale set in and around Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War has remained a bestseller, even before the equally popular film starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh was made in 1939.

First Edition Identification

The first edition, first printing of GWTW numbered only 10,000 copies, and they bore an incorrect release date of May, 1936.  These inaccurate first printings, and corrected second printing of 25,000 copies, were both actually released to the American public in June 1936.  Signed first editions are valued from $10,000-$25,000, depending on the book's condition, of course.  The true firsts with the May 1936 date also have the original publisher's price of $3.00 and a "Spring Novels" advert with Gone With the Wind as the second title down as indicators of edition.  

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

A Book Club Edition was printed and released at the same time as the first and second printings, which causes confusion for new collectors, but they remain one of the few Book Club Editions that still have some value. One indicator of the BCE is roman numerals for 1936 (MCMXXXVI) on the copyright page.There are also many who collect the movie-related books, posters, and ephemera.  The original, unsigned typescript for the film can be found for sale for around $15,000 (all prices as of November 2013). -

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Gone with the Wind

by Mitchell, Margaret

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First Edition
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1936
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page. Bound in publisher's grey cloth stamped in blue; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good. Rubbing and wear to cloth at extremities, scratches to rear cover, scuff to top textblock edge. Former owner gift inscription and evidence… Read more about this item
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Gone With the Wind

by Margaret Mitchell

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Used - Very Good
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Very Good
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1936
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Binding is intact - Near Fine Condition
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Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. No edge wear with one very small tear at the top of dust jacket's right corner. (SEE PICTURES- I have uploaded 8 pictures fro you to view) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall From Wiki: Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novelGone… Read more about this item
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Gone with the Wind (May 1936)
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Gone with the Wind (May 1936)

by Mitchell, Margaret

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First Edition
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1936
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Hardcover
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The first edition, first printing ("Set up and electrotyped. Published May, 1936." with no other printings noted on the copyright page) of the great Civil War novel, turned into one of the most popular American films of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. First edition. A… Read more about this item
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Gone With the Wind

by Margaret Mitchell

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Used
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Second Printing of First Edition June 1936
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1937
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The binding pulls away from the book at the top of the volume and is worn at the bottom.
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This vintage volume of Gone With the Wind is from the second printing of the first edition. There is no dust jacket and it remains as a hardcover, original gray cloth. Mitchell's classic was first printed in May and the first two printings are both uncommon and collectible. There is also the inscription of a former… Read more about this item
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Gone with the Wind  [Signed First Printing, May 1936]
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Gone with the Wind [Signed First Printing, May 1936]

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First Edition
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1936
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Hardcover
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New Yok: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Beautifully signed by Margaret Mitchell at front endpaper: "Margaret Mitchell". Rarity now approaching ninety years in existence in the original first printing wrapper. This signed first edition, the May 1936 printing, is very rare as are any of her signed books or other items. In a letter dated February, 1937, Margaret… Read more about this item
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Gone With The Wind

by Margaret Mitchell

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Used - Very Good++ Temple X– Lib, No DJ
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1st Ed,
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8th Prt’g. August, 1936
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Slight toning, else content appears as unread and unblemished with good++ grey decorated cloth covered boards displaying minor surface/edge wear, as shown. Some sunning and bumping at head & heel of spine. Many of my books are from the 19th Century. Books were not written in at that time,… Read more about this item
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Gone with the Wind

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Very Good
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No Jacket
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2nd Edition
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1936
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Hardcover
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The Macmillan Company, 1936. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. A very good copy. Second Edition. 1936 printed on the title page. Copyright page states: Published June, 1936. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Previous owner's personal stamp on the front paste down. Moderate rubbing along the board edges and at the head and tail of the… Read more about this item
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Gone With the Wind

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Good
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First Edition
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1936
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Hardcover
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New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Printing. Good, lacking the jacket. Grey buckram, rubbed and bumped at the edges and corners, some fraying to the head and foot of the spine, with blue ink lettering and designs on the spine and front board. Bound with some reading wear and a slight forward lean, toned at… Read more about this item
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Gone With the Wind

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Used - Gray cloth. Very Good copy
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First Edition, Second Issue after the May issue
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1936
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1037 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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Macmillan and Co, 1936. First Edition, Second Issue after the May issue. 1037 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Gray cloth. Very Good copy. First Edition, Second Issue after the May issue. 1037 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.
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GONE WITH THE WIND

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
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1936
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Macmillan: NY 1936. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1936. High quality, recent replica of the original first edition first published by MacMillan in 1936 with 1936 on title page and May 1936 on cp along with a 1964 renewal date on cp.. Very good+ book, free of former owner writing or bookplates in like jacket.… Read more about this item
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Gone With the Wind.

Gone With the Wind.

by Mitchell, Margaret

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1936
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936.
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Gone With The Wind

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Near Fine
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First English Edition
Published
1936
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Full Morocco
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London: Macmillan and Co. Ltd 1936. 8vo. [vi], 1038 pp. Recently rebound in full green morocco, with raised bands to spine and gilt details. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Internally clean with minor marks to the foredge. Very clean copy in near fine condition. Only 3000 were printed of the UK first edition. . Near Fine. Full Morocco. First… Read more about this item
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Gone with the Wind  (February, 1937)
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Gone with the Wind (February, 1937)

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Good
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Fair
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First Edition
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1937
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Hardcover
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Early printing from second year of publication in original dust jacket. Presented here is the thirty-sixth printing and second of February, 1937. Rarity approaching ninety years in existence. Butternut (greyish brown) full cloth boards, navy stamped cover and spine titles, moderate shelf, edge wear, bow. Deckled pages generally very good,… Read more about this item
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Gone With The Wind

by Margaret Mitchell

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Used - Good
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None Issued
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First Edition Thus
Published
1939
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Paperback
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MARGARET MITCHELL: Gone With The Wind, published December, 1939 by The Macmillan Company. MOTION PICTURE EDITION. First Printing Thus. Paperback. Used. Good Condition/ No DJ issued. Bound in yellow pictorial stiff card wraps. Clark Cable and Vivien Leigh front cover. 391 pages 7 X 9 1/2. Scarce. Includes 12 pages of color prints from the film. Plot summary: "Epic Civil… Read more about this item
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Gone With The Wind

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Very Good
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Very Good
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1st Edition 5th or later Printing
Published
1936
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Hardcover
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New York: The MacMillan Co., 1936. 1st Edition 5th or later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1936 MacMillan August 1936 EARLY (12th printing) of the classic story in VG/VG condition. A nice tight copy with the HB containing wear at the spine ends and but not at the corners. It is wrapped in a later-state MacMillan DJ… Read more about this item
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GONE WITH THE WIND

GONE WITH THE WIND

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used
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First Edition; Later Printing
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1938
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Hardcover
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New York: MacMillan Company, 1938. First Edition; Later Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good in original boards. Inked out owner name and date to front end page. Toning, stronger to end papers and gutter. Text is clean and unmarked. 8vo, 8 3/4"h x 6"w.
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Gone With The Wind

by Margaret Mitchell

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Used - Very Good
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none
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1st Edition
Published
June 1936
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Gray Cloth
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America: Macmillan. Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell 1st Edition june printing 1936. Condition is Pre-owned. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Very good condition with no dust jacket. Please see all of the pictures for condition and message me if you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures. Inside cover inscribed by original owner in July 1936.… Read more about this item
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Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Good
Jacket Condition
No Dj cover
Edition
Fourth UK impression
Published
1936
Binding
Hardcover
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Macmillan, 1936. Fourth UK impression. Hardcover. Good/No Dj cover. GC plus.Macmillan and co,1936.Fourth UK impression(November 1936).Large format green hardback(two marks on the front cover,black lettering to the spine,some nicks,scratches,dents,mark and small tear on the cover and spine) in GC plus, no Dj cover.Nice and clean pages but with foxing marks,ink marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges,some… Read more about this item
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Gone with the Wind

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Very Good
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Poor
Edition
1st Edition
Published
1936
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Hardcover
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MacMillan, 1936. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. A very good first edition, first issue (May, 1936 on the copyright page) in a poor second state dj (GWTW listed first on back panel) with spine and front flap of jacket replaced. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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Gone with the Wind  [October Printing]
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Gone with the Wind [October Printing]

by Mitchell, Margaret

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Used - Very Good
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Fair
Edition
First Edition
Published
1936
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Hardcover
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Rapid River, Michigan, USA
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Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, St. Martin's House, 1936. Published October, 1936; early printing from first year of release. Butternut (greyish brown) full cloth boards, navy stamped cover and spine titles, moderate cover, corner wear. Deckled pages very good, clean. Antiquarian inscription inside cover: "With love & best wishes, to my darling daughter Saraell.… Read more about this item
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