(New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936). 224 x 148 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 4 p.l., 1,037 pp. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with "published May, 1936" on the copyright page and no note of further printing), IN FIRST ISSUE DUST JACKET (this work listed in second column on back panel).
Original gray cloth, in unrestored (clipped) dust jacket. Housed in a (soiled and worn) red morocco-backed clamshell box with gilt spine and "The Poe House" lettered in gilt on (detached) upper cover. Jacket with trivial wear at edges, faint soiling to back panel, a little thumbing to front free endpaper and half title, but A FINE COPY, clean, fresh, and bright internally, in an unworn binding and a nearly fine dust jacket.
This is the desirable first state of the first printing, in the first-issue dust jacket, of Mitchell's perennially popular epic romance, the best-known American novel of the 20th century. The sweeping saga of the South before and after the Civil War won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, spawned a classic, Oscar-winning film, and reappeared on the New York Times bestseller list twice after publication, in 1986 and 1991. According to ANB, "in all probability it is the most popular and widely read novel in the world and the most famous novel in the English language." (ST16458)
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PJP Catalog: CA21VBF.039