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First Edition | First Printing



First edition, first printing of Foundation by Isaac Asimov, in the publisher’s first state dust jacket.

Octavo, 255pp. Blue cloth, title stamped red on spine, small illustration stamped in red on front cover. Currey binding state A, bound in cloth with sheets bulk measuring 1.9 centimeters. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page. Solid text block, touch of rubbing to covers, faint transference to endpapers. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.75 retail price on front flap, thin crease marks to spine. A near fine example with exceptionally bright illustrations on front cover and spine. (Currey 17) (Pringle 126) Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case with the title stamped in red on spine.

Foundation is the first book in Isaac Asimov’s beloved Foundation Series. This title preceded Foundation and Empire (1952) and Second Foundation (1953). Due to the popularity of the original trilogy, Asimov wrote numerous sequels and prequels to round out the story of Hari Seldon and the Galactic Empire. These include Foundation’s Edge (1982), Foundation and Earth (1986), Prelude to Foundation (1988), and Forward the Foundation (1993). The series is relevant today as an AppleTV+ show starring Jared Harris and Lee Pace.

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Location Published

New York


Gnome Press


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Asimov | Isaac

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Isaac Asimov