Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince, Le Petit Prince
Book illustrated with drawings by the author.
Editions Reynal & Hitchcock, New York - 1943
First edition, fifth printing.
Publisher's binding in full green canvas.
Good copy, very good condition inside, note 2 small stains at the top of two pages (two photos).
Without dust jacket
There is a dedication on the endpaper.
Things to verify to authenticate a first edition copy:
The first edition follows the deluxe print of 525 numbered copies signed by the author. It is comparable in every way to the deluxe print.
A print number is found under the copyright, from “2nd to 6th printing,” this is the 5th printing and corresponds to a printing of a few weeks after the first or to a false mention of fifth printing as is often the case.
Posterior editions do not have this mention, but letters under the copyright (AA... etc.).
The first edition includes:
A copyright exactly identical to the original edition.
A colophon at the end of the book.
The mention “ouvrage du même auteur" only has 3 titles.
- Number of Books
- Children's books, Literature
- Author/ Illustrator
- Book Title
- The Little Prince
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Reynal & Hitchcock
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 23×18 cm