Paris: Le Cercle du nouveau livre, 1963. First French Edition, preceding all others, one of an unspecified limitation of numbered copies. Published in the US in 1963 (Planet of the Apes) then in the UK in 1964 (Monkey Planet), and finally the basis for the imaginative and very successful 1968 film, Planet of the Apes, starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall. The film was followed by four sequels and a string of television movies. A beautiful edition.
About Fine and unread in green cloth stamped in blind, with gilt lettering and no dust jacket as issued.