Signed book: Gone With the Wind. First edition, first printing (with “Published May, 1936” on the copyright page, “1936” on the title page, and a price of $3.00 on the front flap of dust jacket). NY: The Macmillan Company, May 1936. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6 x 8.75, 1037 pages. Boldly signed on the first free end page in fountain pen, “Margaret Mitchell.” Autographic condition: light toning and soiling to first free end page, otherwise fine. Book condition: VG-/G. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.
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Signed book: Vom Winde Verweht [Gone With the Wind]. Hamburg: 1948. Hardcover with dustjacket, 5.5 x 8.5, 888 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page to her personal secretary, “For Margaret Baugh with gratitude and appreciation for assistance in arranging this German-Swiss translation of ‘Gone With the Wind.’ Margaret Mitchell Atlanta Ga., January 14, 1949.” Also signed and inscribed on the half-title page by Heinrich Landahl, who was in charge of educational and cultural affairs in Germany, “To Miss Margaret Baugh, in sympathy from the lucky man who first suggested to publish a German version of this exciting and really great novel. Atlanta June 20th 1953 Heinrich Landahl.” He was instrumental in getting a German/Swiss edition published. Book is housed in a custom brown silk faille clamshell case with black leather label stamped with gilt titles. Book condition: VG-/G+. Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering; boards rippled/bowing; few small indentations to front cover; slight discoloration and soiling to exterior and feps; textblock slightly yellowed. Dust jacket in protective plastic sheet; chips/tears and creases along edges and folds; spine and rear panel rippled; front cover has a few gentle creases and tiny punctures/scuffs; mild soiling and discoloration. Case in NF condition with minimal soiling to exterior. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.