1949, Il Picolo Principe, The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, First Italian Edition 


About the book: The story follows a young prince who visits various planets, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Despite its style as a children’s book, The Little Prince makes observations about life, adults, and human nature.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Il Picolo Principe

The Little Prince 


Published by Valentino Bompiani 1949

First Italian Edition

Published by Valentino Bompiani, 1949

Ten color plates and drawings by the author

Translated from French by Nini Bompiani Bregoli

Printed on 11.22.1949 on behalf of the V. Bompiani publishing house

by the “L’Elzeviriana” Printing House – Milan

Format cm. 17 x 24

126 pages

Original Hard Binding

Extremely Rare!


Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, Count of Saint-Exupéry, known simply as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 – 1944), was a French writer, poet, journalist and aviator. He received several prestigious literary awards for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight (Vol de nuit). His works have been translated into many languages.


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