Early paperback edition of Saint Exupery's Terre Des Hommes
Terre Des Hommes. [Wind, Sand and Stars].
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de.$25.00
Item Number: 90423
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1949.
Early edition of Saint Exupery’s philosophical memoir and a winner of several literary awards. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition. Period ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Laid in is a period international mailing stamp.
Terre des hommes is a memoir by the French aristocrat aviator-writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and a winner of several literary awards. It deals with themes such as friendship, death, heroism, and solidarity among colleagues, and illustrates the author's opinions of what makes life worth living. It was first published in France in February 1939, and was then translated by Lewis Galantière and published in English by Reynal and Hitchcock in the United States later the same year.