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    Isaac Asimov's. The Foundation Trilogy, including: Foundation. New York: Gnome Press, 1951. Later printing. Octavo. 255 pages. Green cloth over boards. Inked name of previous owner on front free endpaper. Pages toned. Very good in lightly chipped dust jacket. [and:] Foundation and Empire. New York: Gnome Press, 1952. First edition. Octavo. 247 pages. First state binding and dust jacket (both priority "A" per Currey). Red cloth over boards. Some light scattered foxing to an otherwise crisp and vibrant dust jacket. Very good. [and:] Second Foundation. New York: Gnome Press, 1953. First edition. Octavo. 210 pages. Blue cloth over boards. First state binding. Very good in chipped and tape-repaired dust jacket.

    "Neither novels nor trilogy, but rather a series of nine stories written in the 1940s and inspired by the fall of Rome. Eight were written for Campbell's Astounding. Now classics, they portray the destruction of a human galactic empire and the efforts of psycho-historians to shorten the coming dark ages. To do this, they set up a hidden Foundation to guide man in the development of a new culture. [...] Some internal inconsistencies and pulp writing style, but the series helped open SF to new content beyond mere space opera. Awarded a special Hugo (1966) for best all-time series" (Anatomy of Wonder).

    Anatomy of Wonder, p. 135. Currey.

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