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Asimov, Isaac
The Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation
Gnome Press, 1951. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series in 1966 Signed Association copy. New York: Gnome Press, 1951, 1952 & 1953. First Editions. First Printings, First Issue. Three octavo volumes. 255, [256: blank]; [2: blank], 247, [248-254: blank]; [x], 210, [211-214: blank] pages. A near fine three-volume set with the original first state dust jackets very good condition. Two dust jackets have the publisher's $2.75 printed price present with very minor wear to the edges although Volume I dust jacket is price clipped. Volume I dust jacket is the rare first issue with the main character throughout the series name misspelled on the front dust jacket flap -- this dust jacket has had some professional restoration along parts of its extremities. The three volumes and their respective dust jackets are in unusually well-preserved condition -- no fading to spines of books or dust jackets. Bindings are tight, pages are clean and no prior ownership names, markings or bookplates in any of the books with the exception of the association signature on the title page in Volume I. A beautiful set of Asimov s Foundation trilogy, winner of the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series in 1966. This unique association copy is signed and inscribed by David Kyle, who designed the dust jacket for Volume I, Foundation, to renowned science fiction illustrator Stephen E. Fabian. Fabian was a recipient of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2006. He has also been a two-time nominee for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist (1970 and 1971), and a seven-time nominee for the Hugo Aw … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books, ABAA [Southworth, WA, U.S.A.]
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