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Foundation

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Foundation

by Asimov, Isaac

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
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About This Item

First UK edition, first impression (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1953). Originally published in the US in 1951. The first book in the Foundation series, which won the Hugo Award for Best All-Time Series in 1966 and forms the basis for the 2021 Apple TV series.

Publisher's original black cloth with silver lettering to spine. A near fine book with some of the usual moderate spotting to edges and off-setting to endpapers and half-title; light pencil impressions to top of front endpaper.

The original and price-clipped dust jacket has a little bit of minor rubbing to edges in places and a couple of very tiny chips to corners.

A near fine example of a rare edition of an iconic and influential work in the science fiction genre.

Synopsis

One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. And mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves--or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction.From the Hardcover edition.

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book dealer
Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1476183139067
Title
Foundation
Author
Asimov, Isaac
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Date Published
1953
Keywords
Asimov, Foundation, first
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Books to Film; Science Fiction; Isaac Asimov;

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jacket
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Cloth
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fine
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spine
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edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
rubbing
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