Very Good / Good. Item #6198
New York: Gnome Press, 1951 [actually 1954], 1952, and 1953. First Editions stated on copyright pages, but mixed states (see below). All signed without inscription by Asimov on half titles.
Foundation (1951 stated, but 1954) with later state dust jacket reading 'Hari Seldon' instead of the first issue 'Sheldon,' and 32 Gnome titles on rear panel. Jacket is heavily chipped and worn with amateur tape repair to recto and verso. Blue boards with spine lettered in red. Worn at extremities; "Asimov / Sci. Fic." written in white-out near base of spine. Library pocket has been torn off front pastedown, and front free endpaper missing.
Foundation and Empire (1952). First Edition, First Issue Dust Jacket with Second Issue Binding. Dust jacket with 26 titles on rear panel. Red boards lettered in black with publisher's imprint on spine measuring 2.2 cm across. Dust jacket heavily chipped, rubbed and worn with large quarter-sized chip at top of spine. Spine a touch faded. Amateur tape repair to recto and verso of jacket. Boards worn at edges; spine ends nudged. Lettering in white-out to spine. Evidence of library pocket removed from front pastedown; bookplate to front free endpaper. Cracked at gutter of second free endpaper, but binding otherwise holding and interior clean and unmarked.
Second Foundation (1953). First Edition. Unclipped dust jacket with original "$2.75" price heavily chipped at bottom of spine and additionally at corner and along edges. Amateur tape repair to recto and verso of jackets. Pale blue boards lettered in deep maroon. Boards worn at edges; white-out markings over spine; and forward lean to binding. Library pocket also removed from front pastedown and front free endpapers missing. Interior otherwise unmarked.