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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first U.K. edition of this work.
The first novel in the Foundation series. Rare in this condition.
In the original price-clipped dustwrapper.
'Foundation' is a cycle of five interrelated short science fiction stories, together forming an explosive novel.
The stories revolve around the early days of the Foundation, an institute founded by Hari Seldon, a psychohistorian. The Foundation is intended to preserve the best of the galactic civilisation, after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.
Four of these five stories had previously been published in 'Astounding Science Fiction' between 1941 and 1944, all under different titles.
Two further books were published after this work, both consisting of two novellas, with which 'Foundation' forms a trilogy. Asimov later went on to write two further sequels and two prequels to add to the series.
Written by Isaac Asimov, a prolific author of hard science fiction, the most important science fiction author of his generation.
Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper.
In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original price-clipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. A couple of minor marks to the rear board. Small bump to the top edge of the rear board. Light spots to the fore edge. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Repaired closed tear to the front wrap. Minor edgewear to the dustwrapper, resulting in a few small closed tears. Light discolouration to the spine. Minor marks to the wraps. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with some spots, mostly to the first and last few pages.
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