Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Paris: René Julliard, 1963.
Le Cercle du nouveau livre (Book Club) and true first edition of the original French text, published before the translations into other languages. This Fine limited numbered edition is bound in patterned green cloth with gilt lettering. No dustjacket, as issued. Copy number 314 of an unstated limitation.
Earth astronauts visit a far planet where apes dominate humans as a despised underclass.
Translated into English as Planet of the Apes (U. S. 1963) and Monkey Planet (Britain 1964) and later into other languages. One of the most important books in the history of science fiction; the basis for two major motion pictures, television series, comic books, etc.