1963 Rare First Limited Edition #976 - La Planete des Singes (The Planet of the Apes) by Pierre Boulle
Author : Pierre Boulle
Title : La Planete Des Singes [The Planet of the Apes]
Publisher : Paris: Le Cercle du Nouveau Livre, 1963. First edition, first printing, published in the original French language; Copy number 976 of an unspecified limited edition.
Language : Text in French. PUBLISHED BEFORE THE TRANSLATIONS INTO ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES.
Size : 8 " X 6 "
Pages : 265 pages.
Binding : Very good attractive original green cloth covered boards with gold stamped lettering on the cover and the spine (under a protective removable mylar cover).
Content : Very good content (bright and clean, initials of a previous woner on the title page - as shown)
Estimate : (USD 300 - USD 1000)
The book : Rare and attractive first limited edition of La Planète des Singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes in the US and Monkey Planet in the UK,. It 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 author: Pierre Boulle (20 February 1912 – 30 January 1994) was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963), that were both made into award-winning films.
Boulle was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captured and subjected to two years' forced labour. He used these experiences in The Bridge over the River Kwai, about the notorious Death Railway, which became an international bestseller. The film, named The Bridge on the River Kwai, by David Lean won seven Oscars, and Boulle was credited with writing the screenplay, because its two actual screenwriters had been blacklisted.
His science-fiction novel Planet of the Apes, in which intelligent apes gain mastery over humans, was adapted into a series of eight award-winning films that spawned magazine and TV versions and popular themed toys.
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