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    Isaac Asimov: The Original Foundation Trilogy, including:
    Foundation (New York: Gnome Press, 1951), first edition, 255 pages, blue cloth with red lettering on spine and cover, 8vo (5.5" x 8.25"), dust jacket. Four of the five short stories published in this edition saw print originally in Astounding Science Fiction magazine between 1942 and 1944. It was the publication of this very book, however, that served as the catalyst to the enormous popularity the Foundation series would enjoy. Foundation introduced readers to Asimov's fictional science of psychohistory, the study of predicting the actions of exceptionally large groups of people, i.e. empires. In sum, the Foundation series includes ten volumes numbering around 1 million words, but this is the book that laid the cornerstone for what would become the most influential science fiction series ever written. This copy is very good, with minimal wear to the corners and edges of the book and jacket.
    Foundation and Empire (New York: Gnome Press, 1952), first edition, first state, 247 pages, jacket design by Edd Cartier, red boards with black titles, 8vo (5.5" x 8.25"), dust jacket. Very good condition in a very good dust jacket with a sunned spine and some edge wear present.
    Second Foundation (New York: Gnome Press, 1953), first edition, first state, 210 pages, jacket design by Ric Binkley, blue boards with brown titles, 8vo (5.75" x 8.25"). The book is very good, in a very good unclipped jacket with rubbed corners.


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