No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition – First Printing. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
The ape of the title is (at least in part) Thoth, the Egyptian god of magic, the inventor of writing and the record-keeper of the dead. Magic, writing, death, Egypt and apes all come into play in Butor's experimental 1967 novel, now available in English for the first time.