New York: Gnome Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket. Edgewear and scuffing to jacket, with a few small chips/holes and approximately 1'' losses to head and tail of spine. Bumping and small tears to cloth at spine ends. Toning to endpapers, fainter toning to interior pages. Pencil ghost of previous owner's signature to ffep. With a signed/inscribed bookplate sticker laid in ("To Sam Gordon / Isaac Asimov); not attached. Very good in good plus jacket. Very good / good +. Item #22925
First issue of the Gnome Press first edition, in original bright full-color dust jacket. Cover illustration by Edd Cartier: resolute men gaze out from silver cityscapes against a red-orange sky. Second novel in Asimov's FOUNDATION trilogy. Laid-in bookplate signed; not dated.