New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1939). First American edition. In this autobiographical work Saint-Exupéry, an early pioneering aviator, evokes a series of events in his life, principally the period when he was working for the airmail carrier Aéropostale. He does so by recounting several episodes from his years flying treacherous mail routes across the African Sahara and the South American Andes. The book good to very good with rubbing and age toning on edges, small bumping on front bottom edge, spine lettering faded but readable, textblock has small discoloration on top edges, darkening on inner hinges, apart from that, binding strong, has a blue and white illustration landscape on end papers. Dust jacket has soiling, rubbing and chipping on edges, price clipped, rubbing on front, closed tears on folds, still presentable.***PLEASE INQUIRE BEFORE PURCHASE. DESCRIPTION NOT FULLY VETTED***.