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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR (  Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation ) by  Isaac Asimov - Signed First Edition - 1951 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 006743)

Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation )

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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation )

by Asimov, Isaac

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New York: Gnome Press, 1951. An exceptional and RARE set, all three books having been SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Isaac Asimov to the same lady in the most intriguing and charming manner - "Foundation" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a passionate Southern gal Isaac Asimov", "Foundation and Empire" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a persistent Southern gal Isaac Asimov", and "Second Foundation " SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a married Southern gal Isaac Asimov". Ah, to have been a witness to THAT book signing, where the sparks were obviously flying ! All three books stated Gnome Press First Editions, "Foundation" in dark blue boards with red lettering at spine, thinner and narrower paper and with dust jacket too large for this thinner book, although stating First Edition 1951 on CP is actually the 1954 2nd Edition. Book is Very Good, pages browning, slight toning to edges of end pages, top edge dusty, in a Very Good dust jacket, priced $2.75 front flap, small chips at spine ends and flap fold tips. "Foundation and Empire", 1952, is First Edition, First State in original red cloth, in Second Issue dust jacket in blue tones. Book is Very Good, pages uniformly browning. In Near Fine dust jacket, small chips top and bottom edges rear panel at spine. "Second Foundation", 1953. is First Edition, First State in original light blue boards, spine stamped in brown, Very Good, cloth a bit rubbed at spine ends, light toning to end pages at edges, top edge soiled, in a Very Good dust jacket, 1/2" chip top edge front panel at spine, light edge wear and soiling. Overall a Very Good set, with unique Asimov inscriptions, of this towering classic of the science fiction genre that continues to remain fresh and current. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Editions. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by David Kyle, Edd Carter, and Ric Binkley . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Presentation Copy.

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book dealer
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
006743
Title
Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation )
Author
Asimov, Isaac
Illustrator
David Kyle, Edd Carter, and Ric Binkley
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Editions
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gnome Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1951
Size
8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Vbf_category
10109

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