Lot 159 of 455:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,680
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The Little Prince

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

New York

Reynal & Hitchcock



Translated from the French by Katherine Woods. Illustrated in color by the author. 22.5x17.5 cm (8¾x7"), original salmon-colored cloth with front cover illustration, color pictorial jacket. First Trade Edition, First Printing.

First printing, with the five line colophon at the rear. Unclipped first issue jacket with the $2.00 price, the 386 Fourth Avenue address on the front flap, and the rear flap blank. The classic children's book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, a fantasy stumbled upon while stranded in the Sahara Desert after a forced landing.  In nicer condition than usually encountered.

Lot Amendments

Jacket with toning and a few small abraded areas with loss to color, some wear to edges and folds with a few minuscule chips, closed tears, and some loss to spine ends; faint rubbing to ends of spine; ownership signature in blue pen to top edge of front pastedown, slight toning to edges of textblock, interior clean throughout; near fine volume in very good or better jacket.

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