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    Inscribed by Isaac Asimov to Gnome Press Publisher Martin Greenberg

    Isaac Asimov. I, Robot. New York: Gnome Press, Inc., [1950]. First edition of this science fiction classic. Presentation copy, inscribed by Asimov on the front free endpaper: "For:/Martin Greenberg/who actually got this/book out, by God/Love!/Isaac Asimov/12/2/50". Also inscribed by Greenberg on the front pastedown: "Gnome Press/File Copy/Martin Greenberg". Octavo. 253, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's full red cloth, front cover and spine stamped in black, dust jacket. Minor rubbing to jacket and binding extremities, minor soiling to rear jacket panel. A fine copy.

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    Not only is this a fantastic inscription because of the association (inscribed by legendary author and seminal science fiction publisher), but also because of its warmth and friendliness, which would eventually sour. Over the years, Asimov would have several disputes with Greenberg over payment, and would even call him a "crook". A superb item.

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