New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. 8vo. [ii], xiii, [i], 348,  pp. FIRST EDITION. An excellent copy in the original dust jacket, uncut. Item #15932
First edition 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.