Margaret Mitchell Autograph in Gone With The Wind Book Sells for $5,407 at Nate’s
To buy, sell or consign a Gone With the Wind cast signed “Gone With the Wind” book like the one we sold for $15,000, a Margaret Mitchell autograph, a Margaret Mitchell autograph in a Gone With the Wind book or a Margaret Mitchell autograph letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982. Thank you.
We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions have sold many Gone With the Wind Autographs and quite a few Margaret Mitchell autograph examples. Here are just a few examples:
Margaret Mitchell Autograph
Gone With the Wind Cast Autograph inside the Margaret Mitchell Novel — Gone With the Wind Book Signed by 12, Including Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard & Hattie McDaniel — With PSA/DNA COA
Gone With the Wind Autographs of Various Cast Members Including Gable, Leigh & DeHavilland in a Margaret Mitchell Book
Gone with the Wind autographs of various cast members in a “Gone with the Wind” book by Margaret Mitchell. Later (October 1938) printing. New York: Macmillan, 1938. Hardcover with period replacement dustjacket, 6″ x 8.5″, 1037 pages. Signed in fountain pen on the front free end page (both sides) and half-title page, “Clark Gable,” “Vivien Leigh,” “Olivia de Havilland,” “Ona Munson,” “Laura Hope Crews” (died 1942), “Prissy-butterfly mcqueen” [sic], and “Eddie Anderson.” The signatures were obtained by Philip Mitchell, a then-young (and uncredited) sound mixer on the film whose later credits included The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and the television series The Long Ranger and The Twilight Zone. In very good condition overall, with staining, soiling, and losses to jacket, light rubbing and wear to extremities (slight toning to spine; fraying and small tears to spine ends), light toning to interior (including signed pages), and slight cracking to hinges (discreet glue reinforcement to front hinge). All of the signatures are clear and dark. Cast-signed copies of this iconic classic are extremely elusive. With PSA authentication. Sold for $6,672.
Margaret Mitchell Autograph on Her Yugoslavian Edition of ”Gone With The Wind” — Full-Page Margaret Mitchell Autograph Inscription to Her Secretary
Extremely rare Margaret Mitchell autograph copy of ”Gone With the Wind”, with a full-page inscription in her hand. Upon the fly-leaf, Mitchell writes to her personal secretary, reading in full: ”For Margaret Baugh, without whose bull dog determination and prodigal use of long distance calls, the contract for this, the Yugoslav edition of ‘Gone with the Wind’, would never have been successfully closed. With the love of the author, Maprapet Mnyenl alias Margaret Mitchell Atlanta, Ga. July 28, 1947”. Bound in hunter green cloth boards with gilt lettering, book is the first Yugoslavian edition of ”Gone With the Wind.” Measures approximately 5.5” x 8.5”. Very good to near fine with fair dust jacket. Long Margaret Mitchell autograph inscription. Sold for $5,407.
Margaret Mitchell Autograph on ”Gone With The Wind” First Edition
Margaret Mitchell autograph on a first edition of her masterpiece ”Gone With The Wind,” published by Macmillan: New York: 1936, with the May 1936 date on the copyright page. She inscribes the front free endpaper: ”For / Howard Forrest / Margaret Mitchell” in bold black script. Her Pulitzer Prize-winning epic novel, set in the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, became the classic film of the same name. Runs 1037pp. Bound in khaki green cloth boards with blue print lettering. Measures 6” x 8.75”. Light staining to front board, wear to exterior edges and cracked interior hinges. Very good overall. Sold for $5,000.
Extremely Rare Margaret Mitchell Autograph on ”Gone With The Wind” Book — French/Belgian Softcover 1st Edition — Dated 23 January 1947
Signed French/Belgian version of Margaret Mitchell’s sweeping classic ”Gone With The Wind” (”Autant En Emporte Le Vent”). Softcover first edition published in 1938 with a Margaret Mitchell autograph. The title page is inscribed: ”For Margaret Baugh From Margaret Mitchell with many thanks for work on the Belgian contract. Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 23, 1947”. In a letter dated 17 February 1937, Mitchell conveyed that she no longer would autograph her wildly successful book, not even for relatives or close personal friends. This foreign copy was signed almost ten years later, making it perhaps one of the last copies of ”Gone With the Wind” signed by Mitchell. Margaret Baugh was the personal secretary of Margaret Mitchell. 828pp. measuring 5.5” x 8.25”. Mitchell’s handwriting here is dark, clear and legible. The book is brittle, and waterstained, though not affecting the signature and inscription. Also included is a period chromolithograph movie still of Scarlett and Rhett, most likely produced as theater lobby decoration. Beautifully protected in a dark green silk faille custom clamshell case with black leather label on spine and titles stamped in gilt. Sold for $4,468.
Rare Margaret Mitchell Autograph on Typed Letter as “Margaret Mitchell Marsh” — Regarding “Gone With the Wind” Royalty Payments
Very rare Margaret Mitchell autograph on her typed letter “(Mrs.) Margaret Mitchell Marsh” regarding her landmark novel “Gone With the Wind.” 11 September 1945 letter to Mitchell’s Brazilian editors reads, “Gentlemen: I have received your royalty statement on ‘Gone With the Wind,’ covering the period ending June 30, 1945. I have also received your check for $146.16. I thank you so much for both.” Letter on personal stationery bearing her Atlanta, Georgia address. Margaret Mitchell rarely signed with her married name “Marsh” (indeed, she published “Gone With the Wind” as Margaret Mitchell even though she was married to Marsh at the time), making this letter quite exceptional. Letter on translucent rice paper measures 8.5″ x 11″. Very slight chipping to edges; two small green spots to the left region, not affecting text. Very good condition. Sold for $4,216.
Two Margaret Mitchell Typed Autograph Letters Signed (One with Great Content) Regarding Her Policies for Autographing Copies of ”Gone with the Wind” Making This Pasted-In Signed Copy One of Her Last
Later 1947 edition of ”Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell with two Margaret Mitchell autograph on two typed letters by her pasted in. MacMillan Company: New York: 1947. The first single-page letter reads, ”For Doctor W.B. Nance — With sincere thanks for sending me the Chinese translation of ‘Gone With the Wind’ / Atlanta, Georgia / January 2, 1948”. The recipient adds a note in black ink reading, ”Received [illegible] China, 9/48 / W.B.N.” The letter shows some toning around the edges, creasing and rippling from mounting. The second typed letter is signed ”Margaret Mitchell Marsh”, also in black ink. Letter on two delicate parchment sheets of her personal stationery which are affixed to the rear pastedown leaving a tear and missing text on the second page. Dated 2 January 1948, she thanks Dr. Nance for the Chinese translation of her book. Mitchell also types, ”Doctor Burke wrote me of your kindness in saying that you would be repaid for the Chinese copies of ‘Gone with the Wind’ if I would send you an inscribed American copy…I have not autographed a copy of ‘Gone with the Wind’ since some time early in 1937. It was not lack of appreciation of the interest of readers that forced me to stop — it was that something over a million-and-a-half copies by that time and the volumes were reaching our house in such numbers that we didn’t have time to eat or sleep. I am so very anxious to do something to show you the appreciation of your courtesy, and I hope, even if it is not an actual autographed copy, it will show you how grateful I am to you. I am mailing you immediately one of the United States editions and I am enclosing in this letter a note to you signed by me, which will be just the size to paste in the front of the copy.” Classic novel is bound in red cloth boards with black lettering and all edges speckled red. Measures 5.5” x 8.25” x 2.5”. Chipping to backstrip at spine ends and fabric loss to board edges, hinges and corners. Toning to leaves. Very good. Sold for $3,328.
‘Gone With The Wind” Author Margaret Mitchell Autograph on Typed Letter — ”…I have heard hotter arguments about who shall play Scarlett than I ever heard about the Supreme Court…”
Margaret Mitchell autograph on typed letter. Letter on her personal stationery is dated 27 August 1937 and reads in part, ”Dear Mr. Beamish: Thank you for sending me your column from the Post-Standard. As you guessed it would, it certainly gave me a laugh. I know that you wrote this article about casting ”Gone With The Wind” as an amusing article. But I do not believe you know how true it is. I have heard hotter arguments about who shall play Scarlett than I ever heard about the Supreme Court and some of the most remarkable people are advanced as candidates. During these arguments I sit timid and silent because I seem to be the only person in the United States without a violent opinion on this matter. I have nothing to do with the production of the film in any way and I do not intend to go to Hollywood, and I am content to let the movie people make their own decisions…[signed] Margaret Mitchell Marsh”. Single-page letter is matted and framed with a photo of the renowned author. Near fine. Sold for $2,813.
Wonderful Margaret Mitchell Autograph Letter Signed ”Peggy” — Revealing Female Writers and Historians Who Influenced ”Gone With the Wind” — 1935
Rare Margaret Mitchell autograph letter signed, dated 1 December 1935 from Atlanta, Georgia, just two months before completing ”Gone With the Wind.” Here, Mitchell writes to a ”Lola” offering a bibliography of authors — particularly women authors and historians of Georgia — used in writing her novel. Reads in part: ”…About the ‘War and Reconstruction’ women writers we were discussing in the Ladies Johnny when so rudely interrupted by conversation on Man’s future destiny and present plight – I cannot find my bibliography. But I have clawed my memory in to some activity and I think one book was ‘The War Time Diary of a Georgia Girl’ by Eliza Francis Andrews. Another was ‘A Woman’s War Time Journal’ by Dolly Sumner Lunt (Mrs. Thomas Burger). A third was ‘Life in Dixie During the War’ by Mary Gay. I have read so much of this period during the last year that I can not exactly remember whether these writers lived in Fulton or DeKalb counties or in more distant places…” Letter measures 7” x 11” on two pages. Toning throughout and separations beginning at folds. Overall in very good condition. Sold for $2,500.
Margaret Mitchell Autograph Letter Signed From 1937 Regarding ”…the wonderful resolution the Senate passed concerning ‘Gone With the Wind’…”
Pulitzer Prize winning ”Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell autograph on typed letter, dated 24 March 1937, regarding her famous novel. Addressed to friend Henry Nevin on personal stationery, Mitchell thanks him for his role in passing a Georgia state resolution for ”Gone With the Wind”, writing, ”this resolution has meant more to me in pride and happiness than anything that has ever happened to me”. Letter reads in full: ”I know the part you played in the wonderful resolution the Senate passed concerning ‘Gone With the Wind’. Thank you so much for what you did and for the kind and friendly thought that went into it. Everything in the resolution was well calculated to make me very proud and very happy. But you knew that! When I read the resolution I could hardly believe it was me and my book I was reading about for, in all sincerity, I could never have higher praise than this resolution, coming as it did from the Georgia Senate and inspired by Georgia friends. There is nothing in the world so heart-warming as the appreciation of the homefolks, and I can never thank you personally enough for what you did in this matter. When I was reading the resolution my mind went back a number of years and I saw the two of us sitting in class at Tenth Street School. What would we have felt if we could have looked ahead then and seen what the future held for us! At this late date I will confess that, after your kindness in the matter of the resolution, I have forgiven you for being so good at mathematics when I could barely make a passing mark. I have harbored this against you for many years because you were so effortless in the matter of mental arithmetic and could always remember instantly what 7 x 6 made, whereas I couldn’t add above 10 with my shoes on. Now I forgive you for your proficiency because of your wonderful kindness to me and ‘Gone With the Wind.’ Seriously, Henry, this resolution has meant more to me in pride and happiness than anything that has ever happened to me. So, thank you again.” Letter runs 1pp., signed ”Margaret Mitchell Marsh”. Page measures 7” x 11”. Comes with original envelope complete with stamp postmarked 1 April 1937. Letter is folded and has 2 small pieces of white tape affixed to top of verso, otherwise near fine condition. Sold for $1,563.
Margaret Mitchell Autograph on Her Letter Signed Regarding Her Fame Following ”Gone With the Wind” — ”…The reason I am laid up now is from the pressure of crowds and completely unexpected limelight…”
Pulitzer Prize winning ”Gone With The Wind” author Margaret Mitchell autograph on her typed letter on her personal stationery, dated 8 August 1936. Addressed to friend Henry Nevin, Mitchell writes a very personal letter less than two months following the publication of ”Gone With the Wind”: ”Long before your letter arrived I was itching to write you. Unfortunately, I could not because I have been ill, and even now am not permitted to use my eyes at all…as you know, the things the home-folks write about my book touch my heart far more than those written by outsiders. But what a plague it is to have bandaged eyes, and no marked ease at dictating! However, your letter and invitation call for an immediate answer, so I am not waiting until the indefinite day when I can do my own writing. I will be very frank with you about coming to Dalton. Nothing would please me more for my memories of my brief visit there are very happy. I had such a good time and everyone was so nice to me. However, I am afraid that trips, visits, and attendance at social functions are off my list for a long time. The reason I am laid up now is from the pressure of crowds and completely unexpected limelight. I haven’t been strong since that accident a year and a half ago, when my back was injured. I look well and seem strong, but I cannot stand up for long periods, and I tire so very rapidly. You see I am being very frank with you, and going into these details, so that you and your wife, and that nice Mrs. Carter, will understand just why I am refusing your invitation.” Letter runs 1pp., signed ”Margaret Mitchell Marsh”. Page measures 7” x 11”. 2 small pieces of white tape affixed to top of verso, toning, minor creasing. Overall very good condition, with exceptional content. Bold Margaret Mitchell autograph. Sold for $1,000.
Margaret Mitchell Autograph on Her Typed Letter
Margaret Mitchell autograph on her typed letter signed ”Margaret Mitchell Marsh.” One page, 7” x 11”, on her personal letterhead, Atlanta, February 7, 1938, to Miss Esther J. McDermott, Waukegan, Illinois, with the original transmittal envelope. In full: ”I wish sincerely that I could help you out of your predicament and give a copy of the letter which I wrote to Mrs. Joel Chandler a year or so ago, but I cannot do this as I have no copy of it and, of course, cannot recall word for word what I wrote her. I remember that she wrote me lovely letters and I replied with pleasure and appreciation. Even if I had copies, I do not think we could ”put it over on her” as I have changed typewriters since writing her. I am so sorry I cannot help you in this matter.” A touch of mild handling wear and with the usual old fold creases, else fine condition. Dark Margaret Mitchell autograph. Sold for $938.
To buy, sell or consign a Margaret Mitchell autograph, a Margaret Mitchell autograph in a Gone With the Wind book or a Margaret Mitchell autograph letter signed, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or call Nate D. Sanders at (310) 440-2982. Thank you.