The Inheritors by William Golding [FIRST EDITION / 1955]
The Inheritors by William Golding
FIRST EDITION  HARCOURT BRACE JOVANOVICH
Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket and a cover price of $4.50. DJ has some shelf wear and fraying to edges.
Book itself is like new.
When the spring came the people - what was left of them - moved back by the old paths from the sea. But this year strange things were happening, terrifying things that had never happened before. Inexplicable sounds and smells; new, unimaginable creatures half glimpsed through the leaves. What the people didn't, and perhaps never would, know, was that the day of their people was already over.
From the author of Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors is a startling recreation of the lost world of the Neanderthals, and a frightening vision of the beginning of a new age.