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The Little Prince by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - First Edition Later Printing 5th or later Printing - 1943 - from Gargoyle Books (SKU: 015983)

The Little Prince

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The Little Prince

by Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

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  • hardcover
  • First
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New York, New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1943. First Edition Later Printing 5th or later Printing. Hardcover. VG/Fair. Nice vintage copy of this classic inspirational children's tale, with 40 charming original watercolor illustrations by the author. Translated from the original French by Katherine Woods. With the single copyright date of 1943, this is a VERY early printing (1950s), with the publisher still Harcourt, Brace & Company" (would later change to "& World). ). NO crow, so not a true first/first. Condition is solidly VG: tan linen-covered boards are very clean, pages creamy white, with mild tanning, only 1 foxed spot on rear endpaper. Binding strong & straight. NO writing/underlining/highlighting. Only other flaw is a tiny stain to front cover near head of spine. The price-clipped DJ is all there, butdowngraded to only Fair, due to darkening & soil, heavy foxing to back cover. Moderate edgewear all around. many small chips & teeny holes, rubbing to extremities. Beautifully protected in new archival mylar cover. Please see our 5 photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2020. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship very next business day.


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The Little Prince
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
Book condition
Used - VG
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First Edition Later Printing 5th or later Printing
Harcourt, Brace & Company
Place of Publication
New York, New York
Date published
children boys fiction fairy tale illustrated moral inspirational France French prince
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First Edition
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
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