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I, Robot. by  Isaac Asimov - Signed First Edition - 1950 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 125007)

I, Robot.

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I, Robot.

by Asimov, Isaac

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New York: Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers, 1950. First edition of this groundbreaking collection of stories. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Bruce Lane with very best regards Isaac Asimov 26 Feb. 1951." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a small chip to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Signed first editions are uncommon. In this collection, one of the great classics of science fiction, Asimov set out the principles of robot behavior that we know as the Three Laws of Robotics. Here are stories of robots gone mad, mind-reading robots, robots with a sense of humor, robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world, all told with Asimov's trademark dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction. It includes "The Evitable Conflict." in which machines that have made the world of the twenty-first century an economic utopia take control of Mankind's future, moving it "toward an unknown and happy destiny" (Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age). It is the basis for the 2004 film starring Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Chi McBride, and Alan Tudyk.

Synopsis

I, Robot is a collection of nine science fiction short stories by Isaac Asimov, first published by Gnome Press in 1950 in an edition of 5,000 copies. The stories originally appeared in the American magazines Super Science Stories and Astounding Science Fiction between 1940 and 1950. The stories are woven together as Dr. Susan Calvin tells them to a reporter (the narrator) in the 21st century.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
125007
Title
I, Robot.
Author
Asimov, Isaac
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Gnome Press, Inc. Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1950
Keywords
I Robot First Edition Signed, Isaac Asimov First Edition, Isaac Asimov signed

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with... [more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]

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