Mitchell Gone with the Wind US 1st printing with author signed inscription sheet, which has been clipped out to measure five and one quarter inches long by four inches wide. It reads: Nancy Nickell Fennel, a “Transplanted Southerner” Sincerely, Margaret Mitchell Atlanta, Ga. Nancy Nickell Fennel was long a literature, art and music enthusiast, which she could further cultivate as the hostess wife of Dr. Eric Fennel, a clinical pathologist, long based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Fennel was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 24, 1887 and died in Honolulu on December 24, 1957. Having received his medical training in Cincinnati and on the European continent in the First World War, he had served on the faculty of both the University of Cincinnati and the Army Medical School, and came to Hawaii by way of the Army following the Great War as the director of the Tripler Laboratory. He was a co-founder of the Straub Clinic and first of clinical pathologists based on the Hawaiian islands. He was a specialist concerning Hansen’s Disease and had been with both the Leprosy Board for Kalaupapa and the Territorial Board of Hospitals and Settlements. Dr. Fennel came to be celebrated alongside his Honolulu residence built sometime in the teens of the twentieth century, on the lot at 2310 Ferdinand Avenue, from at least 1921. Before there were Blood Banks, Dr. Fennel retained his own supply of plasma at his home refrigerator, which he transported in a basket to a military hospital during the bombing of Pearl Harbor that led to America’s entrance in the Second World War. The home became the locus of meetings for military personnel and for the first screening of the filming of the atomic bomb that concluded the War. Throughout the decades, the Fennels made the home the locus of numerous cultural events as well. The above is documented, together with a description and history of the house itself, in an application for the home’s preservation with the National Register of Historic Places from the architectural historian Daina Penkiunas based in Honolulu and submitted on July 16, 1993.
Mitchell Gone with the Wind US 1st printing and first state dj spine, front panel, and front flap, with $3.00 price at the bottom right. The coated paper stock dust wrapper is in tawny brown ribbing on cream on the front panel and spine, with a bottom bar in olive green highlighting the author on the front cover and publisher on the spine, in deep brown lettering as is the front panel title, further accented by green vine weaving, and title and author name on the spine. The side panel features a Confederate flag in black, while the front panel is distinguished by some unidentified art, depicting in shades of green and brown, protagonist Scarlett O’Hara in conversation with two of her young suitors before her Atlanta, Georgia based childhood plantation of Tara.