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. All three volumes have an early owner's bookplate affixed to the front paste-downs and his signature at the upper right corner of the front free endpapers. A fine set in bright, nearly fine to fine dust jackets. FOUNDATION has a hint of tanning to endpapers, but is a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear at lower spine end. FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE has a touch of rubbing to lower spine end, but is a fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with some internal foxing with just a bit show through on flaps and mild dust soiling to rear panel. SECOND FOUNDATION is a fine copy in fine dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing to lower spine end and upper front corner tip. A sharp, attractive set overall. (#142675).