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Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
Courrier Sud, Vol de Nuit, Terre des Hommes and Pilote de Guerre.
Librarie Gallimard 1931-42, Paris. Early printings of Saint-Exupery's first four books. Octavo, four volumes bound in contemporary cloth. Each volume lengthily inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the half-title page. In the author's first novel, Courrier Sud, "Pour Madame Stokes, Avec le hont que j'eprouve a signer ce pache de jeunesse. Et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint-Exupery." In his second novel, Vol de Nuit, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot, "Pour Madame Stokes, cher que'on retrouve une atmosphere de France en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery." In his third novel, Terre des Hommes, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise, "Pour Madame Stokes, en souvenir d'une epoque recuse ou la Terr des Hommes etait en pix et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery." And, finally, in Saint-Exupery's Pilote de Guerre, his memoir of his role in the French Air Force as pilot during the Battle of Paris in 1940, "Pour Madame Stokes, ces souvenirs d'une pilot de ligne change en Pilote de Guerre et en hommage respectueux, Antoine de Saint-Exupery." Each volume is in very good condition. An exceptional collection. Courrier sud, translated as Southern Mail and Southern Carrier, is the first novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Encouraged by the publication of his short story The Aviator, Saint-Exupery followed up with this work based on his pioneering flights for the French airmail service. A structured novel, it has three sections, the shorter outer sections being set in the heat and daylight of the Sahara Desert, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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