THE LITTLE PRINCE
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1943). Antoine de Saint-Exupery. First Edition. Hardcover. Copy #365 of 525 numbered copies SIGNED by the author on the tipped-in limitation page. The American edition appeared before the French or English editions and is essentially the only way to obtain a signed edition of this book as the author was assigned to fly with the French Free Air Force shortly before publication and went missing about a year later while on a mission. This special issue of one of the most beloved books of the twentieth century is, consequently, one of the most desired limited editions and does not come often upon the marketplace. The first issue dustwrapper on this copy, though price-clipped, is correctly numbered on the spine. Clean and bright with light wear to the spine ends. About Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with some loss to the spine ends, mostly at the top affecting the "T" in "The" Item #021136
THE LITTLE PRINCE is both the most-read and most-translated book in the French language and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France.