RARE PRINTER’S PROOFS OF SAINT-EXUPÉRY’S PILOTE DE GUERRE, INSCRIBED BY HIM TO HIS GOOD FRIEND MICHEL BERTIN
SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de. Pilote de Guerre—printer’s proofs. Paris, 1942.
Early printer’s proofs of the first French edition of Pilote de Guerre, Saint-Exupéry’s account of his role in the French Air Force during the 1940 Battle of France. This set of proofs presented by Saint-Exupéry to his good friend Michel Bertin, inscribed and signed by him in blue pen on the first sheet: “A Michel Bertin, a jeu d’epreuves d’un petit livre sur le France avec tout ma trés profonde amitié. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.” [“A set of proofs of a small book about France with all my very deep friendship.”]. $9000.