Isaac Asimov. The Foundation Trilogy, including: Foundation. New York: Gnome Press Publishers, [1951]. First edition. Currey priority A binding. Octavo. 255 pages. Publisher's deep blue cloth with red titles. In first issue pictorial dust jacket with the rear panel advertising Foundation, The Fairy Chessmen and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, and The Sword of Conan, and the rear flap advertising Journey to Infinity and Typewriter in the Sky and Fear. Mild soiling on the spine, mildly bumped corners, dust-soiling to the top edge of the textblock. Dust jacket with mild edge wear, minor soiling to the rear panel, and a lightly sunned spine. Overall, a near fine first edition. [and:] Foundation and Empire. New York: Gnome Press Publishers, [1952]. First issue of the first edition. Currey priority A binding. Octavo. 247 pages. Publisher's red cloth with black titles. In first issue four-color dust jacket with 26 titles advertised on the rear panel. Minimal edge wear and rubbing at the corners. Textblock mildly toned at the endpapers and along the edges. Dust jacket with minor soiling and rubbing, a small abrasion on the front panel in the red field, light corner wear, and a sunned spine. A very good copy. [and:] Second Foundation. [New York]: Gnome Press, Inc., [1953]. First edition. Currey priority A binding. Octavo. 210 pages. Jacket design by Ric Binkley. Publisher's blue cloth with brown spine titles. In original pictorial dust jacket. Mild shelf wear to book and jacket, gently rubbed corners, light foxing to the endpapers and textblock edges. Dust jacket shows minor rubbing and dust soiling throughout, with a small, faint circular oil stain on the rear panel, and a moderately sunned spine. Overall, a very good copy. This trilogy would be a welcome addition to any science fiction reader's library.

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