The Little Prince.**
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UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,colour pictorial artwork,by Antoine de Saint-Exupery illustrated dw/dj panels with white+yellow lettering to front; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top+ fore- edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp, clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain dark blue cloth bds decorated with a single,small yellow star towards top corner of front bd,a yellow cloth blind spine with black printed ink lettering; a sewn-in,navy blue silk bookmark ribbon and immaculate plain white eps.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-83pp [paginated] includes,XXVII (27) chapters,profuse full+part-page b/w+colour illustrations - all by de Saint-Exupery,interspersed throughout the text and the book,plus [unpaginated] 2pp blanks,half-title page,double-page colour illustrated title page,a dedication (to Leon Werth),a title separator page with Richard Howard's translator's note to its reverse,a 1pp epilogue with author's potted biography to its reverse.
Author's only children's book,written and illustrated by himself and published in French as 'Le Petit Prince (1943).First published in America,in both French and English - as both a Ltd Edn (500 copies) and a trade edn - translated by Katherine Woods.The first [UK] English translation appeared two years later,again translated by Katherine Woods and published in 1945 by Heinemann.This English translation by Richard Howard originally in 2000. A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see,standing before him,the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please",asks the stranger,'"draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand,there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries.He pulls out pencil and paper . . . Thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that,in teaching the secret of what is really important in life,has changed the world forever for its readers.Often seen as a symbol of childhood innocence,Antoine de Saint-Exupery's best-selling book 'The Little Prince.' is as cherished by children and adults alike,across the globe. Ideal for children aged 7 and up.This beautiful edition contains the definitive translation and all the original coloured and restored illustrations.'The Little Prince.' joins the ranks of 'A Little Princess.', 'The Secret Garden.' & 'Peter Pan.' as a genuine children's classic of the 20thC. Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in 1900 in Lyon.In 1921,he began his training as a pilot By 1926,he had became one of the pioneers of international postal flight.In 1935 he embarked on a record-breaking attempt to fly from Paris to Saigon.Nineteen hours into the flight,his plane crashed in the Sahara desert.He survived the crash but spent three days battling dehydration,limited food and hallucinations.On the fourth day,the was rescued.In part,this experience was the inspiration for 'The Little Prince.' He continued to fly until World War II,during which he took self-imposed exile. On 31 July 1944,a year after the book's publication in 1943,whlst he was serving with Free French Forces in Morocco,he disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron.
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The Little Prince, published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's most famous novella. Saint-Exupéry wrote it while living in the United States. It has been translated into more than 180 languages and sold more than 80 million copies making it one of the best selling books ever. An earlier memoir by the author recounts his aviation experiences in the Saharan desert. He is thought to have drawn on these same experiences for use as plot elements in The Little Prince.
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- The Little Prince.**
- de SAINT-EXUPERY**, ANTOINE:
- illus by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
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- UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn thus.
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- LONDON.Egmont UK,2013.
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