PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION. New York: Doubleday, 1988. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition, first printing without "first edition" statement on copyright page. Prequel to the Foundation series. "Includes a description of a society presented as dystopian that is similar to a traditional religious commune." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#147416).
The trade printing has no statement on copyright page.