SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de.
Translated by Stuart Gilbert.
First UK edition, first impression. Though Saint-Exupéry is most famous for his landmark children’s book The Little Prince, Night Flight is his greatest literary work, a remarkable modernist treatment of the new age, man’s position in it and the relationship of technology and humanity. Selected by Connolly in his 100 Books of the Modern Movement.
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Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in royal blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine in silver, raised bands, single rule to boards with a single star in each corner in silver, twin rules and stars to turn-ins in silver, black plain endpapers, silver edges. Some mild foxing to half-title, an excellent copy in a fine binding.