Wind, Sand and Stars, Antoine Saint-Exupery, 1st English Ed., 1939, Very Good

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Saint-Exupéry, Antoine, and Galantière, Lewis (Translator). Wind, Sand and Stars (New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1939).
English, First English-language Edition, Very Good, HC, 8vo, 8 1/2" x 6," 306 pp.

First English-language Edition. Very Good blue patterned cloth-covered boards backed with black cloth, gilt lettering on front and spine. Covers have slight wear to extremities, light rubbing, and a slight lean toward fore-edge when laid flat, else clean and intact binding tight. Pages have a former owner's pencil signature on a front flyleaf and light age toning, else pristine and intact. The famous autobiography by the acclaimed French author and aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-c. 1944). Saint-Exupéry's narrative centers around the harrowing 1935 plane crash and subsequent trek in the Sahara Desert that he and his mechanic and navigator, Andre Prévot, barely survived. Also central to Saint-Exupéry's account are his thoughts and ruminations about humanity and what makes life important. Translated into English from the original French by Lewis Galantière.