Unique exhibition at Sotheby’s

The manuscript of chapter VII of Terre des Hommes (Wind, Sand and Stars) will go on display on Thursday 14 May. This was Saint-Exupéry’s first draft, a signed manuscript…

The manuscript of chapter VII of Terre des Hommes (Wind, Sand and Stars) will go on display on Thursday 14 May. This was Saint-Exupéry’s first draft, a signed manuscript, recounting his accident in Libya and his wanderings in the desert. In total, it consists of 58 signed sheets, published in the newspaper l’Intransigeant between 4 and 6 February 1936. Alongside it will be displayed a collection of personal mementoes of the author, including a raincoat and his identity bracelet that was recovered at sea. On 17 June, the famous chapter will be auctioned in aid of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation under the auspices of the Fondation de France. The estimated selling price for the manuscript is 200,000 to 300,000 euros.

Exhibition on Thursday 14 May, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at
Sotheby’s, 76, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris