New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943.
First edition, first printing; text in the original French language. Bound in publisher's original salmon cloth, with the "flying crow" on page 63. Near Fine, with light rubbing to cloth at corners, spine ends and along bottom edge. Offsetting to pastedowns from binder's glue. Pages lightly toned. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with the original price of $2.00 intact, and the publisher's Fourth Avenue address on the front flap; toning and light edge wear, with minor chipping at corners and spine ends, and a closed tear at the top of the rear spine joint with some associated creasing. A beautiful first printing of the beloved children's classic, which has been translated into 300 languages and dialects, selling nearly 2 million copies annually. Item #140938326