Le Petit Prince [The Little Prince] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [FRENCH HARDCOVER RE-PRINT] • 1971 • Harcourt
Le Petit Prince written and illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
U.S. FRENCH LANGUAGE FIRST EDITION • 20th PRINTING  HARCOURT
70's Re-Print of the 1943 French Language first edition.
Large square hardcover with tan cloth bound boards.
Dust jacket has some very minor edge wear; a few minuscule sealed tears. Looks great in a new HQ archival quality jacket protector.
Book itself looks and reads like new.
The Little Prince lived alone on a tiny planet no larger than a house. He possessed three volcanoes, two active and one extinct, although on never knows about volcanoes. He also owned a flower, unlike any flower in all the galaxy, of great beauty and of inordinate pride. It was this pride that ruined the serenity of the Little Prince's world and started him on the travels that brought him at last to the Earth where he learned finally, from a fox, the secret of what is really important in life.
To preserve his memory of the Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry has made some forty watercolors, whimsical, gravely meticulous in detail. Each is an almost essential part of the story.
There are a few stories which in some way, in some degree, change the world forever for their readers. This is one.