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    Hugo's Best All-Time Series

    Isaac Asimov. Foundation [with] Foundation and Empire [with] Second Foundation. New York: Gnome Press Publishers, later Gnome Press, [1951-1953]. First editions. Three octavo volumes. 255, [256: blank]; [2: blank], 247, [248-254: blank]; [x], 210, [211-214: blank] pages. Foundation in publisher's dark blue cloth, spine lettered in red, front board stamped in red; Foundation and Empire in publisher's red paper-covered boards, spine lettered in black, front board stamped in black; Second Foundation in publisher's light blue paper-covered boards, spine lettered in brown, each in original dust jacket. Housed in custom clamshell case. A near fine to fine set in bright, very good to fine dust jackets. Foundation is a near fine copy with just a touch of tanning to endpapers and light uniform tanning to page edges in a very good price clipped dust jacket with tape removed from spine ends and corner tips and restoration to shallow chips there. Foundation and Empire is a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing to spine panel and mild dust soiling to rear panel. Second Foundation is a near fine copy with a mild crimp to lower spine end and some associated rubbing to same in near fine dust jacket with light wear at lower spine end and a couple of very tiny edge tears at upper spine. The jackets are bright and all present well externally. An attractive set overall.

    The first three volumes of the Foundation series, awarded a special Hugo in 1966 for best all-time series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 819-31.

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