Night Flight put Antoine de Saint Exupery on the map. The book won the 1931 Femina Prize. It was first published in France in 1931 under the title Vol de Nuit and details the utterly terrifying acts of pilots flying airmail in all points in South America to Buenos Aires, and then onwards to Europe. Saint Exupery began his career flying airmail in this way for Aeropostale Argentina. The book was made into a film in 1933 by MGM, making Saint Exupery famous (long before he gained famed for his first and only children's book, The Little Prince.)

This is a first edition, first U.S. printing of Night Flight in English, published in 1932. The cove alone is unique.