Foundation; Foundation and Empire; and Second Foundation. Isaac Asimov.
Foundation; Foundation and Empire; and Second Foundation.
Foundation; Foundation and Empire; and Second Foundation.
Foundation; Foundation and Empire; and Second Foundation.
(Asimov, Isaac)

Foundation; Foundation and Empire; and Second Foundation.

NY: Gnome Press, 1951; 1952; 1953. First editions of the Foundation Trilogy. All of the books are in first issue bindings and bright, unrestored dust wrappers. The third volume is inscribed by the author: “Best wishes / Isaac Asimov.” The Foundation Trilogy is perhaps the best-known science fiction series and was awarded a Hugo Award in 1966. Set in the far future, it chronicles the efforts of psychohistorian Hari Shelden to mitigate the downfall of the Galactic Empire into a dark age with the creation of the Foundation. As civilization begins to recover, a psychic mutant, the Mule, creates a new empire which threatens to derail the plans of the Foundation. Ultimately, the forces of good prevail, and under the guidance of the Second Foundation, mankind is able to climb out of the dark age. Foundation shows some rubbing to extremities of the dust wrapper and book spine, previous owner’s name to front free endpaper; Foundation and Empire shows slight wear to spine ends and corners of the book and dust wrapper, previous owner’s inscription to front free endpaper; Second Foundation has two short, closed tears and light creasing to the front panel of the dust wrapper, as well as some wear to spine ends, else a near fine set. Item #24667

(Barron 3-12).

Price: $9,500.00

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