The Little Prince
by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Illustrated, 1943
WITH DUST JACKET
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & World
Copyright: 1943 Stated, but likely published in the late 60s based on the publisher's name. Harcourt changed to Harcourt Brace & World in the 1960s.
There are six official printings of the first edition of The Little Prince. Although the text did not change after the sixth printing, the 5-lines colophon was no longer printed at the end of the book after the sixth printing ("Publication History"). After the sixth print run, it became difficult to decipher the year that a specific copy was printed, as the copyright date did not change on the title page verso. One easy way to tell whether or not a copy is an early edition is by looking at the publisher that is listed on the title page. Copies printed prior to 1948 were published by Reynal & Hitchcock while those printed during and after 1948 were published by one form or another of the Harcourt, Brace family.
This book is in good condition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. This is a used book with some shelf wear. Please take a look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this item. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. The dust jacket has some wear along the edges with a small tear at the top of the front cover. The price on the D/J is $3.75. Ivory cloth boards are very good with minimal wear. The text block and illustrations are crisp and clean. 91 pages
--ABOUT THIS ITEM--
The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince) is a novella by French aristocrat, writer, and military aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Despite its style as a children's book, The Little Prince makes observations about life, adults, and human nature.
Item Dimensions: 9.0 inches x 7.25 inches