The Little Prince. Written & Drawn by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry. Translated from The French by Katherine Woods. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co,  but later edition from the 1950. Illustrated linen boards in publisher's pictorial dust jacket. Small moistuer stain to tip of spine, jacket lightly browned & frayed, contents clean & bright.
One of the most-translated books in the world the first edition was published in America by Reynal & Hitchcock in 1943. The first French language printing was published shortly after by the same publishers.
Written by pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry while in America, the tale was inspired by his experiences in the French Air Force. On the surface it’s a simple story, but this little prince is as wise as they come and his messages of compassion and goodwill continue to endure.