New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. First edition. Book very Nearly Fine with clean, bright cloth and internal contents in excellent condition. Very slight mottling to the cloth otherwise a Fine copy. The dust jacket is Near Fine with two short tears and a small wrinkle at the base of the spine and a faint offset on the front panel, otherwise an excellent example.
“The Little Prince” is the best-selling French language book of all time, beloved around the world. It tells the story of a pilot, stranded in the Sahara, who encounters the Little Prince, visiting our world for a brief time before returning to his home planet. Unlike so many children’s books with one simple message, “The Little Prince” offers several profound insights for readers of all ages. "Antoine de Saint-Exupery, most metaphysical of aviators... has written a fairy tale for grownups. The symbolism is delicate and tenuous. It challenges man the adult, and deplores the loss of the child in man." (Contemporary review in "Time" magazine) Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #1844)