This book was possibly a tête-bêche book. A tête-bêche book is where two books are bound back to back, with one being upside down. The name is used for all books that follow this format, regardless of language. This book is in English.
The first was about a future Earth where every human wore an artificial symbiote on their back. Most people were vegetarians because of the symbiote, which shared the host's bloodstream. and as a result were small in stature. The exceptions were the giants, who ate meat and as a result were tall. The giants also controlled a creature, called a chicken?, that transmuted elements into golden eggs and gave off radiation. The eggs were sliced and turned into coins.
The main character is a rebel. He wants to end the rule of the symbiotes. He sneaks into a giants home and steals three of the chickens. He goes? to the main vat where the symbiotes are grown, and dumps them into the vat, where their radiation will prevent the symbiotes from growing.
I can't remember more about this one.
In the next, I can only remember the part about the spaceship. It is a tall bullet shape, with an airtight hatch opened by an impression of a 6 fingered hand. The main character gets inside and finds the pilot and a gun with "bullets". He uses the bullets to good effect later in a battle, including destroying a wooden ship.
It's possible I've conflated them, and these are two separate works.
I've found the second one entirely by chance. It's Cache from Outer Space / The Celestial Blueprint by PJF. The Cache is the story I was looking for. Still no luck finding the first.