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Bear, Greg [Isaac Asimov]

Published by HarperPrism/HarperCollins Publishers/Harper, New York (1998)

ISBN 10: 0061052426 ISBN 13: 9780061052422

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Item Description: HarperPrism/HarperCollins Publishers/Harper, New York, 1998. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Signed by Bear on the title page. The second book in the Second Foundation Trilogy. The slightest of toning to the pages, else fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 34562

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Benford, Gregory [Isaac Asimov]

Published by HarperPrism/HarperCollins Publishers/Harper, New York (1997)

ISBN 10: 0061052434 ISBN 13: 9780061052439

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Item Description: HarperPrism/HarperCollins Publishers/Harper, New York, 1997. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Signed by Benford on the title page. The Second Foundation Trilogy. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 34515

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Benford, Gregory; Asimov, Isaac

Published by U.S.A.: Harper Prism (1997)

ISBN 10: 0061052434 ISBN 13: 9780061052439

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Item Description: U.S.A.: Harper Prism, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. This copy of the first book in the Second Foundation trilogy (fully authorized by the estate of Isaac Asimov, author of the original Foundation Trilogy), is INSCRIBED by author Gregory Benford on the title page, and SIGNED by Greg Bear--who wrote the second book in the trilogy--on the acknowledgements page, above his name. (The third book was by David Brin--collectively, they're known as the "Killer B's." The book is unread, clean, straight, tight, and unmarked, kept in non-smoking storage. The dust jacket has some very slight rubbing and crimping on the top spine and rear. All three books in the trilogy, all signed first editions (see individual listings for details) can be purchased together for $110, by special arrangement with the bookseller. All books are from the personal collection of longtime California bookseller/author Jeffrey J. Mariotte. All signatures are guaranteed authentic. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 151017

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Isaac Asimov

Published by Doubleday, Garden City, NY (1988)

ISBN 10: 0385233132 ISBN 13: 9780385233132

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Item Description: Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. A prequel to the Foundation trilogy, set during Hari Seldon's lifetime and describes the invention of psychohistory. First edition (no indication of later printings on copyright page, contrary to Doubleday's usual practice). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to a previous owner (Betzy) on May 5, 1988, most likely at the B. Dalton store in Manhattan where he had an event scheduled that evening. Signed trade editions are uncommon. Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 14396

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Isaac Asimov

Published by Doubleday, Garden City, NY (1988)

ISBN 10: 0385233132 ISBN 13: 9780385233132

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Item Description: Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. A prequel to the Foundation trilogy, set during Hari Seldon's lifetime and describes the invention of psychohistory. First edition (no indication of later printings on copyright page, contrary to Doubleday's usual practice). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Asimov 'To Jeanne' on May 5, 1988, most likely at the B. Dalton store in Manhattan where he had an event scheduled that evening. Signed trade editions are uncommon. Signed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 10468

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ASIMOV, Isaac

Published by Doubleday, Garden City (1952)

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Item Description: Doubleday, Garden City, 1952. Hardcover. First Edition. An early novel by one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of all time. Asimov is famous for the Foundation trilogy and I, Robot, among many others. This book lists only seven prior publications; by the time his career ended he had written over 300 books. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. Recipient's bookplate and address label front endpaper; small stain to foredge; some sunning to spine and bowing to boards. A very good copy, lacking the dust jacket. An early novel, uncommon signed. Bookseller Inventory # 030680

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Asimov, Isaac.

Published by [Binghamton]: Whispers Press, (1982)

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Item Description: [Binghamton]: Whispers Press, 1982. Octavo, leather-backed linen. Limited edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Asimov and publisher Stuart Schiff. "A belated sequel to the 'Foundation Trilogy,' marking Asimov's return to his distinctive brand of cerebral space opera after more than twenty years. In this yarn (and the related novels THE ROBOTS OF DAWN, ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, FOUNDATION AND EARTH and PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION) Asimov explains the galactic history of THE STARS LIKE DUST and the "Foundation" series as a plot by the robots (from the otherwise unconnected 'Robot' stories) to ensure the survival and happiness of the human race, and hints that the history-altering time travelers of THE END OF ETERNITY set up the whole thing." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 143. Winner of the 1983 Hugo award. 1982 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 47. Sargent, British and American Literature, 1516-1985, p. 410. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#114513). Bookseller Inventory # 114513

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Asimov, Isaac.

Published by [Binghamton]: Whispers Press, (1982)

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Item Description: [Binghamton]: Whispers Press, 1982. Octavo, leather-backed linen. Limited edition. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Asimov and publisher Stuart Schiff. "A belated sequel to the 'Foundation Trilogy,' marking Asimov's return to his distinctive brand of cerebral space opera after more than twenty years. In this yarn (and the related novels THE ROBOTS OF DAWN, ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, FOUNDATION AND EARTH and PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION) Asimov explains the galactic history of THE STARS LIKE DUST and the "Foundation" series as a plot by the robots (from the otherwise unconnected 'Robot' stories) to ensure the survival and happiness of the human race, and hints that the history-altering time travelers of THE END OF ETERNITY set up the whole thing." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 143. Winner of the 1983 Hugo award. 1982 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 47. Sargent, British and American Literature, 1516-1985, p. 410. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#142677). Bookseller Inventory # 142677

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Asimov, Isaac

Published by Whispers Press, [Binghamton] (1982)

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Item Description: Whispers Press, [Binghamton], 1982. Limited edition. Octavo, leather-backed linen. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Asimov and publisher Stuart Schiff, this is copy #799). "A belated sequel to the 'Foundation Trilogy,' marking Asimov's return to his distinctive brand of cerebral space opera after more than twenty years. In this yarn (and the related novels THE ROBOTS OF DAWN, ROBOTS AND EMPIRE, FOUNDATION AND EARTH and PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION) Asimov explains the galactic history of THE STARS LIKE DUST and the "Foundation" series as a plot by the robots (from the otherwise unconnected 'Robot' stories) to ensure the survival and happiness of the human race, and hints that the history-altering time travelers of THE END OF ETERNITY set up the whole thing." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 143. Winner of the 1983 Hugo award. 1982 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-47. Sargent, British and American Literature, 1516-1985, p. 410. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (16894). Bookseller Inventory # 16894

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ASIMOV, ISAAC

Published by Whispers Press, Binghamton (1982)

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Item Description: Whispers Press, Binghamton, 1982. Leather & Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. Gilt lettered quarter brown leather over cream buckram . Top edge gilt. Edition limited to 1000 copies signed by Asimov and the book's designer Stuart Schiff. This is copy #501. General wear. One corner lightly bumped. A sequel to the Foundation trilogy. Size: 8vo. Signed By the Author & Designer. Bookseller Inventory # 22500

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Asimov, Isaac.

Published by Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982. (1982)

ISBN 10: 0385177259 ISBN 13: 9780385177252

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Item Description: Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982., 1982. SIGNED HC 1st ed - First printing. Fourth novel in the Foundation series, written many years after the original trilogy to both acclaim (it won the 1983 Hugo award and was a finalist for the Nebula) and to popularity, the first of Asimov's many books to land on the NY Times best seller list. SIGNED on the title page. xi, 366 pp plus an author's afterword. Fine in a very good+ dust jacket (a bit of rubbing to the edges of the dust jacket especially at the corners of the folds.) Signed copies of this first trade edition are very uncommon (this edition preceded the Whispers Press limited edition.). Bookseller Inventory # 49431

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Isaac Asimov

Published by Easton Press (1988)

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Item Description: Easton Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Masterpieces of Science Fiction Series. signed by Asimov. No collector note. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 007444

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Asimov, Isaac & James Gunn & Michael Whelan

Published by Easton Press (1988)

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Item Description: Easton Press, 1988. First edition thus. ** THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY ** FOUNDATION, FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE & SECOND FOUNDATION, Easton Press, 1988, first edition thus, as new in full leather binding with raised spine, gold gilt stamping and lettering as well as 3 full color, full page Michael Whelan illustrations, a 4 page introduction by James Gunn and a 7 page foreword by the author detailing the history of the work. This work awarded the HUGO for the best all time series. SIGNED by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 00721

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Asimov, Isaac

Published by Gnome Press, New York (1952)

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Item Description: Gnome Press, New York, 1952. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 5¾" by 8¼". Stated first edition [first printing] of the second volume of the good Doctor's Hugo-winning landmark trilogy, SIGNED by the author, 'with best wishes' on the front endsheet. Sea-green hardcover, black titling. Corners rubbed, couple of small stains on spine, larger stains along lower edge of both boards; minor tape stains inside covers; jacket shows some edgewear, minor rubbing & chipping at the corners, short closed tears & associated creasing, interior reinforcement of non-archival but not horrible brown paper tape; pages tanned. Text clean; 247 pages. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # u3541

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Asimov, Isaac

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Item Description: Gnome Press, 1951. First Edition. ** THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY ** FOUNDATION, FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE & SECOND FOUNDATION, Gnome Press, 1951, 1952 & 1953 respectively, each volume in first edition (and first state bindings in first state full color pictorial dust-wrappers). This work awarded the HUGO for the best all time series. FOUNDATION is near fine in vg+/near fine dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear; FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE is vg+/near fine in bright vg+ dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear and some rubbing to the dust-wrapper panels; SECOND FOUNDATION is vg+/near fine in like dust-wrapper with some light rubbing to the rear dust-wrapper panel. Typed postcard SIGNED by the author laid in. (Editorial note: We would love to say that our dust-wrapper for FOUNDATION is the rare issue with the main character throughout the series name misspelled on the front dust-wrapper flap, but ironically, this major typo (Hari Sheldon for Hari Seldon) exists on all first printing dust-wrappers and was not caught until the second printing of this volume. To make matters even a bit more bizarre, the misspelled name also exists on the rear flap of FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE). Bookseller Inventory # 00627

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Asimov, Isaac

Published by Gnome (1951)

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Item Description: Gnome, 1951. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Editions, First Printings of all three books. A spectacular set SIGNED by Asimov on a laid in signature in the First book. Each book is a FIRST EDITION with all the First Issue points. All three books have lovely First Printing dustjackets with only minor wear to the edges, no pieces missing. The books are in excellent condition. The bindings are tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the panels and edges. The pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in any of the books. Overall, a beautiful set of this Foundation trilogy SIGNED by the author. We buy Asimov First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-6048537449

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Asimov, Isaac

Published by Gnome Press (1951)

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Item Description: Gnome Press, 1951. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Foundation, 1951. Foundation and Empire, 1952. Second Foundation, 1953. All books are first editions, Foundation has the first issue dust jacket-"Hari Sheldon" on Foundation. Foundation and Empire is inscribed by the author on the title page. All three books state First Edition on the copyright page. All books are in near fine condition. Foundation, and Second Foundation, have a bookplate attached to the front paste-down. The dust jackets are in very good condition. Comes with custom-made cloth slipcase. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1309408

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Asimov, Isaac.

Published by Gnome Press Publishers 1951-1953., New York (1951)

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Item Description: Gnome Press Publishers 1951-1953., New York, 1951. First edition, first issues of each book in Asimov's acclaimed Foundation Trilogy. Volumes 1 and 2 are signed by Asimov, volume 3 is inscribed by the author. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Foundation (Currey priority A binding), publisher's dark blue cloth with red titles to the spine. Near fine in a near fine first issue dust jacket with three titles advertised on the rear panel and two on the rear flap. First edition, first state (Currey binding A). Octavo. 247 pages. Foundation and Empire is the first issue red cloth with the publisher's imprint on the spine measuring 2.2 cm. It is near fine in a near fine bright dust jacket. Second Foundation is lightly rubbed, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket. An exceptionally nice set, most rare signed and inscribed. Foundation was originally a series of eight short stories published in Astounding Magazine between May 1942 and January 1950. According to Asimov, the premise was based on ideas set forth in Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and was invented spontaneously on his way to meet with editor John W. Campbell, with whom he developed the concept. "The first four stories were collected, along with a new story taking place before the others, in a single volume published by Gnome Press in 1951 as Foundation. The remainder of the stories were published in pairs by Gnome as Foundation and Empire (1952) and Second Foundation (1953), resulting in the "Foundation Trilogy", as the series was known for decades" (Halmad, Spectra). The Foundation Trilogy was given a Hugo Award for the "Best All-Time Series" in 1966. Bookseller Inventory # 2496

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