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    The True First Edition of Pierre Boulle's Planet of the Apes

    Pierre Boulle. La Planète des Singes. [Paris]: Le Cercle du Nouveau Livre, [1963]. The true first edition, one of an unstated number of copies printed ("000968"). Text in French. Octavo. [270] pages. With limitation page inserted at rear. Publisher's full green cloth front board stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt. A bright, fine copy (not issued in dust jacket).
    "Boulle made the Earth astronauts' visit to a far planet where apes are the dominant species and humans a despised under class a parable of racial and other social failings on Earth." (Anatomy of Wonder, 1995, 3-26).


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