12 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
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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