SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de (author and illustrator). Le Petit Prince. Paris; Gallimard. 1946.
8vo. Publisher's boards elaborately decorated with a Modernist design of radiating concentric circles in gilt punctuated by coloured stars and planets to both covers, blocked in yellow/mint green and pink/blue respectively, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi] + 93 + [ii] + [iv]; with illustrations in colour throughout; a very fresh copy with a strip of toning to upper and fore-edges of top board, internally fine and uninscribed, protected by an excellent dustwrapper with light rubbing and dusting and only one very short closed tear (8mm) to bottom edge of upper panel.
Early edition; first published in French the previous year. This is one of only 3,000 copies with this cover design by Paul Bonet, strangely numbered 18.051 to 21.050, of which this is example 18.898.