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Lot 4002

Title: Le petit prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, Count de Saint-Exupery was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella "The Little Prince" ("Le Petit Prince") and for his lyrical aviation writings, including "Wind, Sand and Stars" and "Night Flight."

Saint-Exupery was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, working airmail routes in Europe, Africa and South America. At the outbreak of war, he joined the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air), flying reconnaissance missions until France's armistice with Germany in 1940. After being demobilised from the French Air Force, he travelled to the United States to persuade its government to enter the war against Nazi Germany. Following a 27-month hiatus in North America, during which he wrote three of his most important works, he joined the Free French Air Force in North Africa, although he was far past the maximum age for such pilots and in declining health. He disappeared over the Mediterranean on his last assigned reconnaissance mission in July 1944, and is believed to have died at that time.

Prior to the war, Saint-Exupery had achieved fame in France as an aviator. His literary works – among them "The Little Prince," translated into over 250 languages and dialects – posthumously boosted his stature to national hero status in France. He earned further widespread recognition with international translations of his other works. His 1939 philosophical memoir "Terre des hommes" became the name of a major international humanitarian group, and was also used to create the central theme ("Terre des hommes—Man and His World") of the most successful world's fair of the 20th century, Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock
City: New York
Year: 1943
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 91 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first printing of this classic work, with the black crow present on page 63.

This volume is bound in brown cloth, with dark brown lettering stamped on the spine and front cover. A pictorial design showing the title character appears over the title on the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and bright. This work contains water color illustrations by the author. The intact illustrated dust jacket, with price of $2.00 on the front flap, exhibits light shelfwear, displaying only some darkening at the spine and edges.

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Antoine De Saint-Exupery LE PETIT PRINCE 1943 First

Auction ended on Sun, Dec 13, 2015
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