First edition, first printing of Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov, in the publisher’s first state dust jacket.
Octavo, 247pp. Red cloth, title stamped in black on spine, small illustration stamped in black on front panel. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light wear to lower tip of spine, residual dust along top edge of text block, faint offsetting to endpapers. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.75 on front flap, two short closed tears along top edge, bumped lower corner, light wear from handling at top edge of spine, bright illustrations, a near fine example. Includes the original purchase invoice from The Gnome Press in 1953.
Foundation and Empire is the second book in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series. It was preceded by Foundation and followed by Second Foundation.