Planet of the Apes, Pierre Boulle
First American edition, first printing
First edition in English of Boulle's science fiction classic, basis for the 1968 film and subsequent media franchise. New York: Vanguard Press, 1963. Label of the Pan Arts Company and owner's signature to flyleaf, else internally clean with a sound and square binding. A trace of shelfwear to the board edges. The unclipped dust jacket shows edgewear with chipping, rubbing and a dampstain to the back panel. First state with $4.50 price intact. Presents well in archival mylar.
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