Lot 647: Desirable collection of three items: a sought-after hardcover (with reproduction dust jacket) first edition, second printing of Gone With the Wind, signed and inscribed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "To Powell Pendley, from Margaret Mitchell," with the original mailing envelope for the following letter affixed below; an ALS signed "Peggy M. M.," one page, 3.75 x 5, July 10, 1936, in full: "Just a note to thank you for all the kind words. And was I flattered that you wanted an autograph! I hope the book reached you safely, and that you found it interesting"; and a TLS signed "Peggy," one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, January 6, 1947, in part: "When you and I were members of the Younger Generation and very superior indeed, both of us thought the most damning term that could be applied to any human being was 'civic minded.' Of course 'God fearing' and 'worthwhile' were runners-up. I am glad I am now old enough enough [sic] to realize how many fine things are embodied in that phrase 'civic minded,' for after long thought it is the only phrase I can apply to you for the generous way you acted in purchasing the documents on Georgia history." Also accompanied by the original mailing envelope for the second letter. Letters in fine condition; book itself in G+/F condition (with a facsimile dust jacket), autographically very good, with irregular toning and a bit of dampstaining to Mitchell's handwritten address on the affixed envelope. With both a close personal association and content regarding the history of Mitchell's native state, this is a lovely grouping.Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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