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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: 016133)

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/Good+. 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. Though not a first edition, (among other points, there is NO crow), this is a very Early Printing, as the publisher is still Harcourt, Brace & Company (not "World"). Condition is VG: tan linen-covered boards are completely clean, pages creamy white, NO foxing. Binding strong & straight. NO writing/underlining/highlighting. Only flaw is many tiny holes (likely silverfish damage) along bottom edges of both boards (see photo 3). The unclipped DJ (with orig. $3.75 price intact on front flap) is Good+, marred by soiling/darkening to spine & chipping at both ends of spine & corners. Nicely 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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