FOUNDATION [with] FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE [with] SECOND FOUNDATION. New York: Gnome Press Publishers, later Gnome Press, Inc., [1951-1953]. Octavo, three volumes, first volume bound in cloth, others in boards. First editions, first printings, bindings, and dust jackets where required. The first three volumes of the Foundation series, awarded a special Hugo in 1966 for best all-time series. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-46. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 819-31. FOUNDATION is a near fine copy with mild dust soiling to top edge in very good to very good plus dust jacket with light wear, slight loss to corners, light rubbing to edges and spine folds, loss to lower spine edge, a quarter of an inch at its greatest extent, and two very shallow chips from upper spine at each corner. The front panel is quite bright and attractive. FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE is a near fine copy with mild dust soiling to top edge and some of the usual rubbing along bottom edges of boards in very good plus to near fine dust jacket with mild age-darkening to spine panel, some light rubbing along front spine fold, a bit of rubbing to spine ends, small tear at upper edge of front panel with neat internal tape mend, and light soiling to rear panel. SECOND FOUNDATION is an about near fine copy with rubbing to upper and lower edges of boards in a very good plus dust jacket with light age-darkening to spine panel, light wear to spine ends, two tiny closed tears to lower spine end, light edge wear to corners, two closed tears to rear panel, one at top edge, the other at bottom edge, some dust soiling to rear panel, and some foxing to flaps and inner surface. The set presents well overall. (#125469).