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The Caves of Steel by  Isaac Asimov - First Edition - 1954 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 140942407)

The Caves of Steel

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The Caves of Steel

by Asimov, Isaac

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About This Item

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1954. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's dark blue leather-affect boards with spine stamped in red. Near Fine with front inner hinge slightly exposed, light offsetting to endsheets. In a Very Good unclipped dust jacket. with fading and a scrape to the spine and closed scraped tear to rear panel.

Synopsis

The Caves of Steel is a novel by Isaac Asimov. It is essentially a detective story, and illustrates an idea Asimov advocated, that science fiction is a flavor that can be applied to any literary genre, rather than a limited genre itself. Specifically, in the book Asimov's Mysteries, he claims that he wrote the novel in response to the claim by editor John W. Campbell that mystery and science fiction were incompatible genres.

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Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
140942407
Title
The Caves of Steel
Author
Asimov, Isaac
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Doubleday & Company
Place of Publication
Garden City, New York
Date Published
1954

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About Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

Burnside Rare Books specializes in American and British literature, and rare nonfiction. We are located in downtown Portland, Oregon and open by appointment.

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jacket
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fine
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First Edition
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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]
hinge
The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.

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