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The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, first edition, first printing, 1943
1943. Up for sale here is The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It was published by Reynal & Hitchcock of New York in 1943. This is a first edition, first printing of this classic work, as evidenced by the following points: Salmon-colored binding, not the blue-green of later printings Publisher address on front flap of dust jacket is 386 Fourth Avenue, New York Price on front flap of dust jacket is $2.00 Publisher colophon on last page is five lines long No printing is stated on copyright page (later printings are stated, e.g., "Second Printing") The pictures give a good idea of the book's condition, but I can add the following: The binding is sound. The dust jacket has numerous tears, and some small pieces are missing (top and bottom of spine, bottom of front cover, bottom corner of front flap). No bookplates, stickers, stamps, or writing inside. I see one page edge with a very small dog-ear; I don't see any torn pages. There are a couple light smudges on the front free endpaper, and a couple small smudges at the bottom of page 33. There is a tiny black dot in the center of the bottom page edges that touches a few pages in the middle of the book (perhaps a stray dot of ink during printing?). Toward the top of the front of the book it looks to have been pierced by something small, and this has created a matching indentation on the first dozen pages of the book. The book just smells like a book -- nothing else. I'm trying to be thorough here because I realize that this is a major acquisition for the new owner. But, to me anyway, all of the issues seem on the minor … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: fophl [Pleasant Hill, California, US]
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