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    Sale 2011

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 170

    ASIMOV, Isaac (1920-1992). Foundation and Empire. New York: Gnome Press, 1952.

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    ASIMOV, Isaac (1920-1992). Foundation and Empire. New York: Gnome Press, 1952.

    8o. Original red boards (edges lightly rubbed); pictorial dust jacket (minor chipping to ends of spine panel, light rubbint to lower panel).

    FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of binding and dust jacket. The second volume of the "Foundation" trilogy, which is the saga of the collapse of the First Galactic Empire and Rise of the Second, using Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788) as a model.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN