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Foundation. by ISAAC ASIMOV - 1st Edition - 1953 - from Clearwater Books (SKU: ARC91077)

Foundation.

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Foundation.

by ISAAC ASIMOV

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1953. The first printing of the first UK edition of Asimov's science fiction classic (originally printed in the US two years previously by the Gnome Press). 8vo. 246pp. Purple boards lettered in black at the spine. Aside from a hint of top edge dust marking, a fine copy in non-price-clipped dust wrapper, re-priced in pencil at the base of the front flap. The wrapper is nicked at the head of the spine panel with perhaps a centimetre of loss plus an additional tiny sliver, and exhibits just a touch of dust marking to the predominantly white rear panel, a touch of occasional edge wear, a short closed tear and an accompanying crease.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

Synopsis

One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building. The story of our future begins with the history of Foundation and its greatest psychohistorian: Hari Seldon. For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. And mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves--or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction.From the Hardcover edition.

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Bookseller
Clearwater Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
ARC91077
Title
Foundation.
Author
ISAAC ASIMOV
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Date published
1953
Bookseller catalogs
Science Fiction & Fantasy;

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