Monkey Planet by Pierre Boulle 1st / 1st 1963
First UK edition and first print published by Secker and Warburg in 1963. This copy is in near fine condition. The wrapper is sunned on the spine. It is very complete with no tear, wear or chips. It is not price clipped. The book is very presentable with no foxing or spotting and no previous owners ink. The boards are clean and the book is sturdy / square. Overall it is in near fine condition.
La Planète des singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes in the US and Monkey Planet in the UK, is a 1963 science fiction novel by French author Pierre Boulle. It was adapted into the 1968 film Planet of the Apes, launching the Planet of the Apes media franchise. The novel tells the tale of three human explorers from Earth who visit a planet orbiting the star Betelgeuse, in which great apes are the dominant intelligent and civilized species, whereas humans are reduced to a savage animal-like state.