London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
AFTERNOON SESSION AT 2.00 P.M.
Modern First Editions
ASIMOV, Isaac (1920-1992). Foundation, New York: Gnome Press, . 8°, half title, original cloth (head and foot of spine bumped), dust-jacket (edges lightly rubbed and creased). FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE BINDING AND DUST-JACKET.
ASIMOV, Isaac. Foundation and Empire, New York: Gnome Press, . 8°, half title (light browning), original cloth (edges lightly rubbed), dust-jacket (edges rubbed with short tears, thumb-marked). FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE BINDING AND DUST-JACKET.
The first two of the acclaimed 'Foundation' trilogy, Second Foundation (1953) being the third in the series, 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. With a later book about Isaac Asimov. (3)
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