New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. 8vo. [x], 285 pp. Green printed wrappers with publisher’s promotional material taped to recto and stapled to verso of top wrapper. An excellent copy. Item #12092
PROOF COPY. Uncorrected proof of Crichton’s fifth novel, which was made into a popular Paramount film. He took his inspiration from H. Rider Haggard’s adventure story, King Solomon’s mines, and modeled his main character, Amy the gorilla, after the true sign-language-using gorilla Koko.