The crisp book has black quarter cloth and grey paper boards, with bright unfaded orange titles to spine, and circles to front board. The book is in great condition, with sharp corners, and no edgewear.
The binding is tight and square. The end papers are in perfect condition with no owner names, no bookplates, no bookstore stamps, and no inscriptions. Bright unfaded orange top stain applied by publisher. Beautiful book, internally appearing as unread!
The dust jacket has strong vibrant colors and presents in near fine condition having benefited from some slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator. The stunning dust jacket has no edgewear, no chips, no rips, no stains, no fading but very very slight to the red spine titles (the spine title still has alot of the red tones which is most unusual as this book is usually found with very faded spine titles), no rubbing and no foxing.
The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear archival cover. The letter is 5.25" x 8", and includes Boulle's handwritten address in Paris along the top left corner. The letter has expected folds, else in near fine condition. A very handsome example of this rare classic sci-fi title in highly collectible condition paired with a fantastic signed letter written entirely in the hand of Pierre Boulle. Makes an excellent unique set!
This book is part of a collection. FANTASTIC ALS 1ST/1ST EDITION PLANET OF THE APES PIERRE BOULLE" is in sale since Monday, September 18, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "iwc_2004" and is located in New Canaan, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.